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Daily Archives: December 18, 2015

One of film critics’ favorite pastimes is point out the MVP (Most Valuable Player) in every movie. Even better if it’s something unexpected – everyone can tell you that Citizen Kane’s MVP is Orson Welles, but not many would concur with the ones we listed here on this article. These are all more or less recent movies in which the… Read more »

18 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists

When Heath Ledger died on January 22nd 2008 he left behind 17 or so feature films in his wake. These ranged from big budget endeavours such as Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight released after his death in 2008 to releases such as Candy directed by newcomer Neil Armfield which did not do very well worldwide. Ledger’s acting repertoire covered many… Read more »

18 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Love is a crime in Todd Haynes’ (Safe, I’m Not There) intelligent, agonizing, and incredible new film, Carol. Part revisionist melodrama and postmodernist Douglas Sirk-style weepie, Carol is adapted by Phyllis Nagy (Mrs. Harris) from Patricia Highsmith’s (Strangers on a Train, The Talented Mr. Ripley) 1952 pulp novel, The Price of Salt, itself a decidedly outré lesbian love story and… Read more »

18 December 2015 | Features, Reviews

Lost causes, broken hearts, one-side love, and misunderstandings are occurrences that are sadly familiar for most anyone, and this may be at the crux for their attraction to the silver screen as well. The following list looks at some of the crowning examples of unrequited love in film, though it’s not nor does it try to be definitive. We’ve deliberately… Read more »

18 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Film and architecture are two art forms completely different, but they have always interacted with each other in a meaningful and creative way. Films create cinematic spaces or settings in order to unravel stories that confront and amuse the public. Architecture creates the spaces, buildings and cities where people spend their lives without even perceiving it as an act of… Read more »

18 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists