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Daily Archives: July 23, 2016

In most cases, an actor’s resume is a great indicator of overall skill level. A plethora of underwhelming b-movies or lackluster indie films usually point to a performer that has little more to offer audiences than a warm body that can capably recite lines on cue. However, some actors seem to consistently go above and beyond their respective film histories,… Read more »

23 July 2016 | Features, People Lists

“Movies are so rarely great art that if we cannot appreciate great trash we have very little reason to be interested in them.” – Pauline Kael   I like to watch Tout de suite from its opening shot of a pea-soupy cemetery at sunset, a deliberately clichéd title font gauchely and accurately suggests we’re in genre territory. The camera pulls… Read more »

23 July 2016 | Features, Reviews

Lots and lots of lists have been written about the merits of great director’s feature film debuts. Of course that is no surprise, because what’s more fun than looking at a great filmmaker’s first film and finding the differences and similarities compared to their other work? In the history of cinema there have been many first films that have achieved… Read more »

23 July 2016 | Features, Film Lists