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Daily Archives: December 3, 2015

Gordon Willis has long been considered one of the greatest cinematographers ever to step behind a camera. It’s hard to imagine 1970’s cinema without his immeasurable contributions to the form, and through his fantastic collaborations with a variety of filmmakers (Francis Ford Coppola, Woody Allen and Alan Pakula worked with him numerous times) he put his distinct aesthetic stamp on… Read more »

03 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Christmas is a holiday that is supposed to bring out the best in humanity. It is promoted as a time for family, giving, sharing, and appreciating all the wonderful people in your life. Christmas is the one time of year we’re supposed to let go of our selfish, everyday worries and look past our anger and resentments to see the… Read more »

03 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement and the subsequent hiatus of the famed Studio Ghibli left many movie-goers riddled with disappointment. Renowned for its gorgeous animation, spiritual themes and imaginative worlds, fans consider the studio one-of-a-kind and anticipate every new release. A Ghibli-less world would be that much less imaginative, that much less interesting. But there’s no need to fret! Although Ghibli may… Read more »

03 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Given the country’s impressive list of actors (Sean Connery, James McAvoy, Ewen McGregor), directors (Bill Forsyth, Kevin McDonald), writers, composers, it should come as no surprise that the country has been the subject of many wonderful pieces of cinema.  With cities as aesthetically pleasing as Edinburgh, highlands and lochs plentiful and beautiful and a charm both Celtic and individual, Scottish… Read more »

03 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists