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Daily Archives: June 14, 2016

Recently, a few talented actresses have declared that they would love to play James Bond onscreen. That is, after Gillian Anderson was put in the spot by fans, who made a fan-poster of her as Bond, Jane Bond – in these days that the online fan community has exponential power over casting decisions, and social causes like feminism and LGBTQ… Read more »

14 June 2016 | Features, Film Lists

The late Roger Ebert was one of the most respected film critics in the business. Millions turned to his article in the Chicago Sun-Times or his blog to see what he had said about upcoming movies. He transcended film criticism and became a true cultural icon whose presence is missed and remembered fondly. He was always the independent and did… Read more »

14 June 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Mankind and nature, the relationship between the human figure and the landscape has accompanied the visual arts since the first cave paintings, all the way through the Dutch landscapes painters, the Romantic age with its theorizations of the sublime, of the individual being overwhelmed but at the same time embraced by the absoluteness of nature. This tradition has been carried… Read more »

14 June 2016 | Features, Film Lists

To truly and in earnest look upon Chinese cinema’s resurgence that, by the late 1980s was amassing some of the world’s most austere, original, and acclaimed works, one needs a modicum of societal understanding and historical context. In 1976, with the death of Chairman Mao, the Cultural Revolution ended and the Beijing Film Academy reopened. When its first class graduated… Read more »

14 June 2016 | Features, Reviews