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Daily Archives: January 10, 2016

Every year, a bunch of truly great films fly way under the Academy’s radar, so it’s about time we start making our own lists of movies that were worth our time in 2015. This year was especially good for independent and genre pieces, so the number of possible (and certain) snubs in the Oscar ballot is even higher. These are… Read more »

10 January 2016 | Features, Film Lists

The movies of Martin Scorsese often reflect themes of violence and redemption and the actors that fill the roles of his characters are given the sometimes gargantuan task of humanising these traits and fleshing out the roles into sympathetic and compelling characters, and if you are familiar with the kinds of characters that usually permeate Scorsese’s films you will know… Read more »

10 January 2016 | Features, Film Lists

2015 was an impressive year for Chinese-language cinema, both artistically and commercially, although some controversy could not be missed. “Monster Hunt”, a 3D fantasy adventure, is currently the highest grossing film in China, the second biggest market in the world after the American market. However, the film faced enormous problems before it was completed, since Kai Ko, the initial protagonist,… Read more »

10 January 2016 | Features, Film Lists