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Daily Archives: March 31, 2016

Satire is defined by Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary as, “humor that shows the weakness or bad qualities of a person, government, society, etc.” If there is any nation whose current population, values, and ethical conduct need to be blown up and examined under the exaggerated and heightened microscope of satire, it is certainly now, and has been for years, the United… Read more »

31 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Alright guys, it’s time to find a new person to complain to the Oscars about. DiCaprio has finally won his Academy Award for his stunning portrayal of Hugh Glass. Leonardo has proven time after time that he can tackle any role that’s thrown his way. Even when the movie itself ends up being mediocre (as is the case with a… Read more »

31 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists

It is automatically thought by the vast majority of people that, when someone has a “job”, any kind of “work” they must do, they must devote their entire life to it. When this hypothetical someone is an artist, the consensus is, again, at least subconsciously, that they must devote their entire life to their work, their art, their craft. The… Read more »

31 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Malicious supernatural forces, evil in humanity itself, destruction at the hands of both: is there a capacity for light amidst the dark? Can terrible, “ugly” things be considered beautiful? The concept of aesthetics are partly the basis of the film medium, so naturally it makes sense that throughout the history of film, the idea of what is considered “beautiful” has… Read more »

31 March 2016 | Features, Film Lists