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Daily Archives: March 25, 2016

Sometimes a filmmaker has so much material to work with that he is able to build and build and build, until a solid, if not entirely good, movie is built from the sheer volume of raw materials he had at his disposal. Take “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” for instance, from director Zack Snyder of “300” and “Watchmen.” As… Read more »

25 March 2016 | Features, Reviews

It’s difficult to characterize the cinema of the Coen Brothers, since their influences are so many; they’re able to manifest a kaleidoscope of different moods in a masterly way. The task we’re going to encompass is much more wide than what I expected. The first point we suggest considering is in regards to their subterranean message: the failure of an… Read more »

25 March 2016 | Features, Reviews

This particular genre is the one that propelled Korean cinema to its current international status, since the country’s filmmakers seem to have an uncanny ability to produce masterpieces in the category. These films excel in terms of script, direction, acting and overall production values, resulting in highly entertaining outcomes that also have great depth and artistic value, in contrast to… Read more »

25 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists

A point-of-view (POV) shot is one where the camera is positioned in such a way to give the audience the impression that they are viewing the scene as a character in the film. It creates the effect that the viewer is immersed in the action, as if he/she were directly taking part in the movie itself, as opposed to a… Read more »

25 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists