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Daily Archives: February 15, 2016

“All Bad Poetry Springs From Genuine Feeling” – Oscar Wilde It is a common practice among cinephiles to debate and mock “the worst films ever”, an activity that has given rise to a pseudo genre itself. However, as the canonization of film becomes less and less relevant, and the qualifications for “good” or “high” art are deconstructed, many of these… Read more »

15 February 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Hirokazu Koreeda was born on June 6, 1962, during the uprising of the Japanese economic miracle and in their return as a world powerhouse, industrially speaking. The Japanese cinema also began its change and development into something much more “new-wavish” with the rise of new directors and actors. Although he started as a documentarist working for magazines, in the 90s… Read more »

15 February 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Hong Kong cinema has been a dominant force in the world of movies since the 70s, and one of the first to transcend the boundaries of Asia, due to production companies like Shaw Brothers and Golden Harvest, which paved the way for international stars like Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee. The seeds planted in the 70s resulted in a boom… Read more »

15 February 2016 | Features, Film Lists

The ethics of Immanuel Kant, also called Deontological ethics, came as a challenge to the utilitarianism of Jeremy Bentham (i.e. the greatest good for the greatest number of people) during the mid to late 18th century. When considering the philosophy of Kant, one must think about a number of his principles. One of them being Kant’s notion of a morally… Read more »

15 February 2016 | Features, Film Lists