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Daily Archives: April 21, 2016

Either you love Quentin Tarantino or you hate him. The director’s work is recognizable for his trademarks—or his routines, depending on your point of view—including: long, powerful dialogues and/or speeches; frequent use of violence and dark humour; and, of course, larger-than-life characters. But when it comes to these characters, success ultimately hinges on casting. After all, who can imagine any… Read more »

21 April 2016 | Features, People Lists

“We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones.” – Stephen King Horror movies seem to promote a strong reaction either way. You either love them or hate them. For those who enjoy them, there are also many subtle genres within horror to enjoy like suspense, thriller, gothic, gory, campy, body horror, ghost horror, monster movies or… Read more »

21 April 2016 | Features, Other Lists

You would be hard pressed to find a music act that has had as big of an influence as The Beatles. Being active as a band for just ten years, the variation and massive success of their work (that experimented with pop ballads, hard rock and psychedelia) has led to their immortal and untouchable stature within the history of music… Read more »

21 April 2016 | Features, Other Lists

When it comes to the yearly awards season, namely the Academy Awards, things get a little claustrophobic. The number of films that end up getting nominated is a small number given the potential, with last year’s Oscars showing the echo chamber the voters are in, as out of a possible 48, only 19 different films were nominated for the awards… Read more »

21 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

There is no term for the fear of drowning because, if there were, it would probably be “everyone has this.” There’s aquaphobia, which is pretty self-explanatory, but there’s another phobia, thalassophobia—this is the fear of deep, dark water specifically. Sufferers of thalassophobia will feel uneasy at the thought of being a distance from land, or panic whilst far from the… Read more »

21 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists