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Daily Archives: July 5, 2016

In Hollywood, you are nothing but the last movie you made. Some movie directors learn that the hardest way, failing to find resources for their upcoming movies, sometimes it’s due to their lack of notoriety or reputation but also the fact that they are no more reliable when it comes to box-office results or critical appreciation. Here is a list… Read more »

05 July 2016 | Features, People Lists

The best film trailers don’t reveal too much of the film itself but tempt us just enough to check out the full feature. In recent years, trailers tend to show far too much and lack a sense of creativity and mystery. Length is important too, a great trailer may last only a minute or so and give us just enough… Read more »

05 July 2016 | Features, Other Lists

The long take (a continuous shot that lasts longer than the usual ones) is among the most discussed filming techniques; there seems to be a certain allure about extended takes, especially when they are particularly intricate, either for their length, which can go up to many minutes, or for the variety of characters and events a director can insert in… Read more »

05 July 2016 | Features, People Lists

This little dream might fade The opaque and ashen ache of stolen moments, and the often painful passage of time hangs heavy upon Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai, particularly in his masterpiece from 2000, In the Mood for Love. As anthem to the agony and ecstasy of close-lipped affection, this film, more than any other in Wong’s considerable oeuvre, is… Read more »

05 July 2016 | Features, Reviews

New from Arrow Video is the Blu-ray/DVD release of Nikkatsu Diamond Guys: Volume 2, which is a collection of three films from the oldest studio in Japan. Starting in the late 1950’s, the studio began to model old Hollywood by finding talent and contracting them to their Diamond Line for a series of wild genre motion pictures. This collection is… Read more »

05 July 2016 | Features, Reviews

New from Arrow Video is the Blu-ray release of the sci-fi comedy film Return of the Killer Tomatoes. It is a true masterpiece of the ridiculous that is reminiscent of comedic elements from the likes of Monty Python, Mel Brooks, and the Zuckers. The story takes place ten years after the original movie Attack of the Killer Tomatoes and the… Read more »

05 July 2016 | Features, Reviews