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Daily Archives: September 25, 2016

It seems like all Hollywood is doing these days is churning out one new superhero flick after another. With the success of Marvel’s films in the MCU and the work coming out of the DCEU, very little is being made these days that doesn’t come from a preexisting intellectual property. While the market may now be saturated with these films,… Read more »

25 September 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Are you one of those single tear people? I saw Whiplash for the first time at the 2014 Vancouver International Film Festival, in a packed house with director Damien Chazelle in attendance. I’d heard rumblings of distant thunder about the film earlier that year when it took Sundance by storm, and where it was dubbed “Full Metal Jacket at Julliard’… Read more »

25 September 2016 | Features, Reviews

The 1950s are considered the Golden Age of Japanese cinema. The aftermath of World War II and particularly the atomic bomb, and the subsequent American occupation left the country scarred, but filled with inspiration and eagerness to start over. As the Japanese economy started to rise once more, five major studios emerged that shaped Japanese cinema. Toho, Daiei, Shochiku, Nikkatsu,… Read more »

25 September 2016 | Features, Film Lists