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Daily Archives: January 30, 2016

Apart from engrossing ourselves in horror movies we also like to pick up on something else within the film and that is the idea of a horror icon. Horror icons are largely born out of the same actor and actress starring in many films in that genre and over a period of time helps too, it kind of validates their… Read more »

30 January 2016 | Features, People Lists

With the golden age of television looming large over not only modern cinematic practices but exerting an omnivorously outward reaching hand toward film directors like never before, the time seems right for a look back on the film directors who have, pre-fame or post-fame, looked to the smaller screen as either stepping stone or sabbatical from the intoxicating lure of… Read more »

30 January 2016 | Features, Other Lists

These titles may not sound appealing, but considering the time and place they were conceived, it can give the viewer slices of what the golden years of Spanish horror were like; real horror in cinematographic terms. A lack of budget, lack of an established cultural environment, the industry, the audience and critic’s prejudices, and obstacles to adapt the genre to… Read more »

30 January 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Nagisa Oshima (1932-2013) is a leading figure of Japanese New Wave. If you haven’t seen any Japanese New Wave films, then don’t miss his classics. Most of the protagonists of his films are outsiders, and he is sort of an outsider in his home country because of the nature of his films and nature of himself as well. Strangely, he… Read more »

30 January 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Hollywood may be the global face of cinema, but France is where it all began. Clocking in at a lean 2 seconds long, Louis Le Prince’s debut feature Roundhay Garden Scene is usually credited as the first film ever made, shot way back in 1888. Shortly after, French directors such as the Lumière brothers and Georges Méliès continued to innovate,… Read more »

30 January 2016 | Features, Film Lists