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Daily Archives: February 6, 2016

When Kill Bill Volume 1 first premiered in theaters and the opening credits was a visual of the Shawscope logo, with those trumpets sounding off, how many viewers actually knew what that meant? For many others, it was a geek freak out that brought back tons of memories of crazy martial arts action; shaolin monks battling ninja, evil masters with… Read more »

06 February 2016 | Features, Film Lists

The 60s was a revolutionary period for cinema. It was the beginning of The New Hollywood, a pivotal era that changed the whole industry. All around the world filmmakers like François Truffaut, Jean Luc Godard, Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, Ingmar Bergman, Akira Kurosawa and Roman Polanski were producing challenging pictures in consonance with the social and political vicissitudes of the… Read more »

06 February 2016 | Features, Other Lists

It’s hard to define what makes something underrated. Throwing around the word “underrated” can definitely raise some eyebrows considering the subjectivity of the word. In this list, you will find performances that won’t be found on critics’ top ten lists or as nominees at major awards. In general, they’ve been more or less overshadowed by bigger, more recognized performances. A… Read more »

06 February 2016 | Features, Film Lists

The advent of sharing platforms and greater access to online media the world over means that cinefiles are paying much closer attention to Middle Eastern cinema than ever before. While Dariush Mehrjui’s 1969 masterpiece The Cow is often labelled as single-handedly pioneering the Iranian New Wave, nothing can compare to the worldwide acclaim that accompanied Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winning drama A… Read more »

06 February 2016 | Features, Film Lists