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Daily Archives: March 7, 2016

At the latest Academy Awards, Spotlight took home Best Picture but it’s director Tom McCarthy went home empty handed in his respective category, with Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu being named Best Director for the second year in a row. This split between Picture and Director has become an increasingly common occurrence in the last five years but it was not always that… Read more »

07 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists

For all its visual baggage of fedoras and femme fatales, film noir has acclimated quite well to the modern age. Musicals, westerns, and gangster movies have since come and gone, leaving these dimly lit crime drama to trudge on alone as part of the international psyche. Granted, the trenchcoats and “copper” talk have been swapped out for iPhones and sports… Read more »

07 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Commonly accepted standards of decency and rectitude vary wildly throughout the world and have changed enormously as the decades have passed. Foul language, blasphemy and displays of flesh that wouldn’t raise an eyebrow in New York, Tokyo or Paris today would have caused public outrage in Amsterdam, Chicago or London thirty or forty years ago. Britain in the 1980s, in… Read more »

07 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists