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Daily Archives: June 23, 2016

“Catch, catch a horror taxi, I fell in love with my video nasty” – The Damned from “Nasty”, 1982 In the early 1980s, the United Kingdom’s National Viewers’ and Listeners’ Association (NVALA), a family values and media-watch organization, went on a censorship campaign to ban and prosecute films for graphic violence and sexual content. In 1983, they devise a list… Read more »

23 June 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Adventure stories have always held a special place in the culture of society. They may not have the emotional impact of a complex drama or the titillation of a horror story but, however, they are the greatest way to provide the audience with a sense of wonder. The great strength of the adventure story is its ability to separate the… Read more »

23 June 2016 | Features, Film Lists

pes•si•mism (ˈpɛs əˌmɪz əm) 

n. 1.the tendency to see only what is disadvantageous or gloomy or to anticipate the worst outcome. 2.the doctrine that the existing world is the worst of all possible worlds or that all things naturally tend toward evil. 3.the belief that the evil and pain in the worldoutweigh any goodness or happiness. “If man merely sat back and thought about his impending termination, and his terrifying insignificance and aloneness in the cosmos, he would surely go mad, or succumb to a numbing sense of futility. Why, he might ask himself, should he bother to write a great symphony, or strive to make a… Read more »

23 June 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Arrow Films label Nordic Noir & Beyond has become devoted to releasing Euro-crime television series such as The Bridge III, River, and Trapped. Their new release is a 3 DVD set titled The Fjallbacka Murders, which contains 5 feature length television dramas and a hit film, The Hidden Child, that were all novels adapted from bestselling Swedish author Camilla Lackberg,… Read more »

23 June 2016 | Features, Reviews