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Daily Archives: February 5, 2016

The action genre has come a long way since the creation of cinema. It has evolved and adapted so frequently and with such variety that it’s almost easy to forget that certain films were once considered the height of exciting cinema, from westerns to samurai and even silent short movies. Far from being mindless action it is amazing how certain… Read more »

05 February 2016 | Features, Film Lists

It would not be an exaggeration to say that Paul Thomas Anderson is one of the finest directors working today. From his early shorts to Hard Eight, all the way to his latest film Junun, there is much we can learn from Anderson’s work: the way he chooses his actors, wields the camera in innovative ways, his love of the… Read more »

05 February 2016 | Features, Other Lists

Japanese animated film, or “anime” as it is commonly known, has been part of the mainstream entertainment in Japan since the 80s, when they experienced a boom in production. In the following decades, anime became a global phenomenon, and currently over 430 production companies are involved in an industry that has a total market value of $13.5 billion. Almost exclusively… Read more »

05 February 2016 | Features, Film Lists

The stellar filmmaking career of Michelangelo Antonioni spanned over five decades and included fifteen features as well as various shorts and Chung Kuo, Cina (1972), a documentary on the Chinese working class. Enamoured from a young age with drawing and the violin, Antonioni maintained a lifelong interest in music and visual art, which undoubtedly contributed in an invaluable way to… Read more »

05 February 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Imagine that you meet someone and they involve you in certain actions. At first, you easily get involved but later you realize that you ended up in an inescapable trap. And that person is evil and diabolical as hell. Then they put you into hell-like situation. They may have reasons or they may not. They may simply do this kind… Read more »

05 February 2016 | Features, Film Lists