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Daily Archives: June 17, 2016

We’re living in a great time for sci-fi filmmaking – you just have to look at the right places. American and foreign independent cinema both are filled with burgeoning fascinating directors and writers doing great work with what little resource they have available. These films may not have big special effects and, in many cases, action-driven narratives, but they maintain… Read more »

17 June 2016 | Features, Film Lists

It is no secret that the seventies were a great time for American movies. In fact, it is the single most idealized decade for enthusiasts who favor films with artistic merit. Realistic and unflattering portrayals of humanity, politically controversial ideas, and uncompromising integrity were found in almost countless films made in a decade that was fuelled by paranoia, confusion, and… Read more »

17 June 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Within cinephile circles, once a discussion begins as to which “Godfather” film is the greatest, there will be fierce debate on both sides. IMDb gives a slight edge to the original “Godfather” with a rating of 9.2 vs. 9.0 for the 2nd installment. Many will argue Brando is the best element of the franchise while others would say “Part II”… Read more »

17 June 2016 | Features, Other Lists

Park Chan-wook was born in Seoul and studied philosophy at Sogang University, while he aspired to be an art critic. However, after he watched Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo”, he decided to become a director. His first two films, “The Moon is… the Sun’s Dream” and “Trio”, were low budget productions, with Park later stating that he is still ashamed of them…. Read more »

17 June 2016 | Features, Other Lists