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Daily Archives: March 4, 2016

By the 1960s, the golden age of Hollywood was dead and buried. The studio systems were failing, productions were not gaining as much clout as they had been in the war years. The image of the wholesome family entrenched in white picket fences and jaded happiness became stale and was reflected in the anti-establishment movements popping up all over the… Read more »

04 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Most audiences and critics consider great actors to be the ones who cause the most noise. The abilities to cry on command, scream in anguish, practice foreign accents, carry out method intensity to the point of self-torture, and be so chameleon-like they’re unrecognizable are the traits most associated with the elected “great” actors of the cinematic world. While these talents… Read more »

04 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists

When all is said and done, plot are wrapped up and character arcs are drawn to a close, it’s up to the final shot of the movie to answer any remaining questions, raise more questions or simply leave you with a sensational final image from which to depart. The final shot of a film can alter your entire perception or… Read more »

04 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists

What the heck is a fantasy film? Well it can be kind of confusing because we often associate fantasy with the sci-fi genre. While sci-fi often tries to ground itself into some type of scientific fact, fantasy does not. The fantasy film genre can be defined as something that includes imaginative or fantastic themes. It may include magic, myths and… Read more »

04 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Terrence Malick is both one of the greatest philosophical filmmakers of all time and one of the most underappreciated. He has won all of the prestigious awards necessary to award him high praise from critics (Ebert being a huge fan), but the general public often disapproves, criticizes, and rejects his amazing works of art. On the eve of the American… Read more »

04 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists