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Daily Archives: December 25, 2015

In his great book Easy Riders and Raging Bulls, Peter Biskind explains how the 70s were a revolutionary period that somehow “saved” the Hollywood industry. The decade introduced a new vision of cinema headed by directors like Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas. As for Soundtracks, it wasn’t different. The decade presented new forms of music… Read more »

25 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Note: This review contains no spoilers. True, the hype for J.J. Abrams’ (Lost, Super 8) Jedi rejoinder has been inescapable, and just this side of nauseating if you’re not a devotee of the highly valued space opera. Under considerable pressure to outperform originator George Lucas’ lackluster prequels (Episodes I to III) and return to the series’ golden era (Episodes IV… Read more »

25 December 2015 | Features, Reviews

Where would the world be without the Internet or social media? From feature films to documentaries and short films, the film industry is exploring the positives and negatives about the modern world and how we all communicate with each other. There are some obvious choices here, from “The Social Network” to some more obscure ones. However, they all explore the… Read more »

25 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Film actor and director Gael Garcia Bernal was born on November 30, 1978, in Guadalajara, Mexico. His parents were both actors and he was deeply influenced by them. He began acting in soap operas when he was a teenager and at the age of 19, he moved to London to study acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama… Read more »

25 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists

John Woo has set the standards for the action genre for almost 50 years, additionally introducing current world-class stars like Chow Yun Fat and Tony Leung Chiu Wai. His usual motifs, which include stylized, smooth characters and flying pigeons and his distinct action style, with the frequent usage of slow motion, chaotic fighting, and even the handling of two guns… Read more »

25 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists