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Daily Archives: May 24, 2016

For a long time now, science fiction has been synonymous with Michael Bay-esque explosions, alien invasions and super-powered humans with futuristic gadgets. For most of these films, the sci-fi aspect only exists to make the action sequences cooler, and cooler scenes mean more profits. But there are movies that embrace the science in science fiction and challenge you to think… Read more »

24 May 2016 | Features, Film Lists

It’s been twenty-five years since Austin-based writer and director Richard Linklater burst onto the indie scene with the shoestring-budgeted, free flowing ‘Slacker’. Since then, he was worked in a variety of genres and different formats. More than anything, he is a very humanist, philosophical storyteller and his stories often focus on both the profound and mundane. The little fragments of… Read more »

24 May 2016 | Features, Other Lists

Colour, in film, has gone on quite a journey: from the trivial and fanciful use of colour in early cinema, to the tonal and emotional, then the realistic and over-sober, and back to its comfortable middle-ground of visceral engagement. The first uses of colour came in the form of film tinting, whereby a part of black and white film would… Read more »

24 May 2016 | Features, Other Lists

The Fab Four are the most famous band in pop history, yet they also have a large presence in the history of film. From their classic 1964 flick A Hard Day’s Night through the zany pop art of 1965’s Help! and onto the whimsical psychedelia of both Magical Mystery Tour (1967) and the animated Yellow Submarine (1968), The Beatles were… Read more »

24 May 2016 | Features, Film Lists