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Daily Archives: July 9, 2016

Coming of age is a necessary and fascinating part of life. It’s awkward, messy, and almost never goes the way we planned. First loves, new friends, and the kick start to life ambitions – this time in a person’s life often shapes what they like and who they’ll become. Lucky for us – cinema has been there to capture every… Read more »

09 July 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Anton Yelchin was a gifted and charismatic young actor whose recent tragic death robbed the film community of a bright talent. Coming from a refugee family fleeing Soviet Russia, Yelchin was six months old when he moved to California. Starting his career at just nine for the indie flick A Man is Mostly Water before methodically moving through the independent… Read more »

09 July 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Wong Kar Wai is probably the most innovative and avant-garde director ever to come out of Hong Kong. As part of the second New Wave of Hong Kong cinema, Wong moved far away from the traditional Jackie Chan and Shaw Brothers style of films that focused on action, and he explored more substantial themes, including human psyche, politics, and the… Read more »

09 July 2016 | Features, Other Lists

Saying Paris means saying cinema: even the first film the Lumière brothers ever made, La Sortie dell’Usine Lumière à Lyon (1895), was shown in Paris, at the Grand Café on the Boulevard des Capucines, even if it had been shot in Lyon. Being there at its birth, the City of Lights is then inextricably connected with this art, and through… Read more »

09 July 2016 | Features, Film Lists