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Daily Archives: January 21, 2016

From the very first days of silent films, movies were paired with music. Studios realized that in employing a cinematic score, they could illicit a stronger emotional response from the viewer. This have given rise to an industry of film score composers and orchestras. A score is also a basic concept of modern film theory. Soundtracks have now become so… Read more »

21 January 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Lest people forget, moviemaking is a business at the end of the day, and striking gold is like catching lightning in a celluloid bottle. As a result, movie execs and studio heads will often head back to the box office bowl looking to double dip – this is where sequels come in. Rarely are follow-ups to classic films comparable, and… Read more »

21 January 2016 | Features, Film Lists

East Asian cinema has been enjoying its well earned and long yearned global recognition during the past couple of decades. Its diverse film traditions, once strictly typified by jidaigeki and wuxia movies, have finally succeeded to showcase that the directors who represent them can give birth to a wide variety of films that belong to a broad range of genres…. Read more »

21 January 2016 | Features, Film Lists

2015 has been a really fruitful year for European Cinema. The following list, as a short overview of the best European films released in 2015, presents movies from 15 different countries from Turkey, Greece, Croatia, Romania, Hungary through Poland, Germany, Spain, Italy, Great Britain, Ireland and France to Norway and Iceland.   1. The Lobster (Greece) – Yorgos Lanthimos Yorgos Lanthimos… Read more »

21 January 2016 | Features, Film Lists