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Daily Archives: March 3, 2016

Stanley Kubrick is one of the most celebrated directors in cinematic history. His demand for perfection on screen, his incessant amount of retakes, and his incredible intelligence helped create some of the best films ever made. More than that, though, since his death in 1999, his films have only grown in popularity. Looking at his entire canon, it’s easy to see… Read more »

03 March 2016 | Features, Other Lists

Oliver Stone’s reputation has been more turbulent than the stock market. In the 1980’s he soared to the upper echelon of writers and directors. He won three Academy Awards (two for directing and one for writing) during that decade. However in recent years his films have failed to live up to his previous success. Nevertheless, there is no doubt that… Read more »

03 March 2016 | Features, Other Lists

Movies sometimes take us on a journey of months, years or decades, but there are also some films which manage to fit in complex stories, actual character development and startlingly real emotion inside a small 24 hour window. There are multiple ways to utilise time. The filmmakers may have used real time, flashbacks, alternative realities or time loops, but they… Read more »

03 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Often recognised as one of the most masterful, prolific and accomplished directors of all time, Ingmar Bergman is an auteur unlike any other in cinema history. He directed over 60 films during his career, writing almost all of them and dealt with themes such as death, illness, betrayal, faith, redemption, insanity and bleakness. Yet amid all of those supposedly grim… Read more »

03 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists

A man’s shadow follows him wherever he goes. Contrary to what we’d like to believe, gothic fiction doesn’t require a haunted Victorian mansion or an old, dark crypt. Darkness can be found in the commonest of places; even your own house. The “Suburban Gothic” focuses on that darker side of the neighbourhood. It treats the supposedly safe suburbia as a… Read more »

03 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists