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Daily Archives: July 10, 2016

As early as the 1930s, Hollywood made women in prison films as melodramas with minimal action and means to portray the pathway to a righteous life with titles such as “Ladies They Talk About” and “Hold Your Man”. By the 1950s, with the influence of pulp novels, many features like “Caged”, “So Young, So Bad” and “Women’s Prison”, would take… Read more »

10 July 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Towards the end of Ex Machina, I remarked to my viewing partner that we were watching Ava as a human, to which she responded in the affirmative. And so, Ava had passed the Turing test, invigilated by oblivious participants from beyond the fourth wall. From psychological microcosms to philosophical thought experiments, Alex Garland had really done his homework. Covering the… Read more »

10 July 2016 | Features, Reviews

Steampunk is a curious subgenre that comes from a combination of fantasy and science fiction, often creating products with a heavy cult following. While in American cinema it hasn’t always received fair treatment, in Europe and Asia it has created great classics. With heavy influence from auteurs such as Jules Verne and H. G. Wells, it has a very particular… Read more »

10 July 2016 | Features, Film Lists