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Daily Archives: April 20, 2016

Cinema has been interested in the outer reaches of space ever since the beginning of the medium. George Melies’s Un voyage dans la lune/A trip to the Moon (1902) is probably the first film that tackled the theme of space exploration, and, ironically, humanity is still not able to get pass the Moon. In cinema, however, astronauts have discovered strange… Read more »

20 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Though he did have a few detractors when he was on Saturday Night Live between 1990 and 1995, nothing could have prepared us for the career New York-born comedian Adam Sandler would go on to have. The public keeps enabling him, with his films performing relatively well for comedies, especially in the franchised Grown Ups and in team-ups with other… Read more »

20 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

The crime film is probably the most popular type of film genre, yet may not actually be considered a genre at all. It is an element that is contained in many other film genre and subgenres; such as gangster films, film noir, prison films, caper films, westerns, lawyer films, police films, comedy, slapstick, and so many more. It can pretty… Read more »

20 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

On the surface, writing and directing a feature film are two wildly different gigs. The image of a closed-off writer typing away in a dark room directly contrasts with the bombastic ideal of the director sporting a megaphone and a viewfinder. But if one looks closer, such responsibilities have more in common than meets the eye. Both traffic in a… Read more »

20 April 2016 | Features, People Lists

Youth Run Amok films became popular in the 1940’s and 1950’s with a series of narrative films focusing on the teenage dilemma in America; such titles as Delinquent Daughters(1944), Mad Youth (1940), and Assassin of Youth (1937) focused on the problems of teenager’s rebelling against the world through underage sexuality, drinking, alcohol and fast cars. Sometimes known as J.D. films… Read more »

20 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists