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Daily Archives: July 11, 2016

Not all great films end neatly. Many directors choose to end their films abruptly or with unanswered questions, forcing audiences to watch, rewatch, and obsess over them until they can make sense of it for themselves – and sometimes even then the film is still inscrutable. For a filmmaker to not reveal all their cards to the viewers is a… Read more »

11 July 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Romantic love is complicated, yet it is very commonly portrayed in film as a well understood phenomenon with clearly defined boundaries. Films tend to adopt idealized notions of romantic love in which specific criteria are met, thereby qualifying romantic love as such. For example, romantic love is often viewed as unconditional. This means that one loves a person for who… Read more »

11 July 2016 | Features, Film Lists