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Daily Archives: March 13, 2016

In the century since his birth, George Orson Welles has come to embody the definition of a misunderstood genius. A well documented prodigy of stage, radio, and film, his career would ultimately take a path of obscurity and unpredictability, falling far from the carte blanche infamy of his Hollywood origins. For a great many decades, Welles was simply the man… Read more »

13 March 2016 | Features, Other Lists

Born in Canada in 1943, David Cronenberg came from an artistic background. His father was a journalist who owned a bookstore and his mother played piano for the national ballet. Cronenberg studied classical guitar as an adolescent, but it was his father he took after, writing and publishing short eerier stories from a young age. He pursued this talent with… Read more »

13 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Taiwanese cinema has been present since 1901, when the Japanese introduced it to the country and thus initially, most of the country’s films were very similar to Japanese productions. However, since 1949, when many filmmakers moved to the island from the Chinese mainland, Taiwanese cinema has grown as an independent industry, with melodramas and kung fu films being the most… Read more »

13 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists