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Daily Archives: April 29, 2016

Few genres are as rewarding to their sequels as the action genre. For action movies, the second chapter can be a chance to up the ante, increase the budget, craft more impressive stunts, bring on more superb talent and increase the excitement. You can further develop the characters or explore more of the world you have crafted with the first… Read more »

29 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

David Fincher’s career is a classic film maker’s tale of working his way up from the bottom. Starting as a production assistant for Korty films, he steadily moved up the ranks there before being picked up by Industrial Light & Magic as a cameraman and matte photographer where he worked on productions for Return of the Jedi and Indiana Jones… Read more »

29 April 2016 | Features, Other Lists

2015 featured a glut of glorious films with a staggering stylistic variety. While it’s often the blockbuster releases and large studio fare that gets most of the attention the following list looks at some of the more indie-derived and arthouse fare, with some genre films and documentaries, too. While this list is lacking in the foreign-language department, don’t worry, that… Read more »

29 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

By 1964, many pop and rock n’ roll artists had already taken a diversion into celluloid, although largely without critical acclaim. Being The Beatles, and finding the films of Cliff and Elvis fairly embarrassing, the Fab Four wanted theirs to be credible. ‘’We wanted ours to be good,’’ said Paul McCartney. Demand for a Beatles film was high, yet rather… Read more »

29 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists