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Daily Archives: January 20, 2016

Despite the controversy surrounding the lack of non-white performers among this year’s Academy Awards nominees, the actors who got nominated form a very talented batch. So why not take a look at their earlier performances, the ones that flew under the Academy’s radar, like so many do every year? Only one of these movies is from before 2000, which only… Read more »

20 January 2016 | Features, Film Lists

People are strange. Since children we are taught that murder is wrong. But when done for the right cause it is justified. What is the capital punishment in its core? In its simplest form, capital punishment is defined as one person taking the life of another. So it is murder. Some filmmakers call it the most irreparable crime governments perpetrate…. Read more »

20 January 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Jean-Luc Godard is one of the most well-known figures of La nouvelle vague, or the French New Wave. Filmmaker, screenwriter and critic, he started as a writer for the influential Cahiers du Cinema, like Claude Chabrol, Jacques Rivettes, Eric Rohmer and Francois Truffaut, who are also influential directors of the movement. Andre Bazin, the theorist and co-founder of the magazine,… Read more »

20 January 2016 | Features, Film Lists