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Daily Archives: November 25, 2015

You’re not going to become a cinephile by knowing a little about a lot of movies. Neurologists don’t need to know about astronomy to be scientists. Most of the men and women who earn doctorates and make their livings writing textbooks on Southeast Asian movies would be out of their depth talking about French Poetic Realism, and yet the specialists… Read more »

25 November 2015 | Features, Film Lists

The term “voyeurism” often denotes certain connotations bracketed with perversion, and often of a sexual nature. When we hear that something is voyeuristic our knee-jerk reaction usually, and inaccurately, involves a sexual deviant, maybe with binoculars, spying on pillow-fighting coeds perhaps. But voyeurism, in a broader definition, details any type of surveillance or espionage, and this motif has dogged cinema… Read more »

25 November 2015 | Features, Film Lists

1960 was a great year for cinema. It marked significant changes in style and substance and began a new year for a new breed of cinephiles. Notably in European cinema, things were changing. Long gone were the days of naïve and candid cinema. The public welcomed a new species of movies: cynical films that questioned everything around them and forced… Read more »

25 November 2015 | Features, Film Lists