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Daily Archives: May 21, 2016

The martial arts film genre is where Asian productions definitely lead the way, with more entries in the category than one can count. Those from Hong Kong are definitely the most renowned, but as you are about to see, there are a plethora shot in countries like Thailand, Indonesia, and other southeast Asian countries. Here is a list with a… Read more »

21 May 2016 | Features, Film Lists

The human brain seeks patterns. While we praise creativity and inspired art, a new work is rarely an entirely novel invention. Painters study the work of other painters; the patterns of nature inspire architects and writers reimagine old stories they heard from their parents as kids. Creative work is based on repetition and variation; while the artist cannot help, but… Read more »

21 May 2016 | Features, Other Lists

Movie monologues are always a gamble. Stripped of fancy camerawork and the crutch of computer-aided imagery, it reduces the artform to it’s most basic expression. Screenwriters and actors come together to crystalize a thought in riveting real time, risking the ridicule of a heavy-handed assesment gone wrong. Whether a speech, a mission statement, or a final musing from a fed-up… Read more »

21 May 2016 | Features, Film Lists