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Daily Archives: February 17, 2016

If audiences were asked to name the best elements that make up an Alexander Payne film, they would say great writing and fantastic/realistic performances. Every film Payne has directed since 2002 has earned Oscar nominations for acting. He has especially earned a reputation for drawing wonderful performances out of veteran actors, and showing viewers a side of them rarely seen… Read more »

17 February 2016 | Features, Film Lists

In every cranny, every crevice, every corner of the Earth, there is darkness. There are shadows too in that Great Southern Land of ragged mountain ranges and of droughts and flooding rains. In contrast to the Victorian and Southern Gothic – which conventionally focused on the evil associated with cramped, urban spaces or ghostly, old mansions – the Australian Gothic… Read more »

17 February 2016 | Features, Film Lists