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Daily Archives: June 28, 2016

The significance of film music can sometimes be underplayed or completely neglected in one’s evaluation of a particular film, or in the summation of the most important components of the filmic medium. That is to say, the power of the image is sometimes apportioned disproportionate weight, to the detriment of the role that sound and music plays in film. Music… Read more »

28 June 2016 | Features, Other Lists

In many ways cinema in the 1990s saw a science fiction renaissance, thanks in no small part to state-of-the-art special effects, high concept ideas, unique artistry, and big box-office. Following Taste of Cinema’s recent lists of accomplished sci-fi classics from the 1970s and 1980s, the decade that gave us grunge, and boy bands in profusion also gave us Jurassic Park… Read more »

28 June 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Most war movies in the genre are some type of fictionalized or fact-based story that takes place during an actual historical war. Typically they have been used as a source of entertainment, but at times have been used as a propaganda tool. They may also be anti-war, pro-war, satirical, exploitative, or straight comedy. The genre has been popular because of… Read more »

28 June 2016 | Features, Film Lists

When movies get adapt other media, reactions are either ecstatic or cynical, with more leaning to the latter. And that’s fine. Lots of adaptations never work; just look at all the horrific video game adaptations or the countless young adult films we’ve getting lately. But when they do work, these films complement the source material while offering something more. The… Read more »

28 June 2016 | Features, Film Lists