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Daily Archives: September 28, 2016

Despite some critics’ dismissal of the craft, claiming it doesn’t constitute “real acting”, motion capture performances have become an increasingly common feature in modern big budget blockbusters. The craft has also been tipped to explode in future years, creating a booming market for mo-cap work. With soaring budgets and audience expectations for more and more visually stunning cinematography, it doesn’t… Read more »

28 September 2016 | Features, Other Lists

Take a chance on me Peter Sellers’ sans pareil performance – also his penultimate – as Chance, the gardener, idiot savant exemplar, is a disarmingly taciturn portrait, and the discerning centerpiece of Hal Ashby’s oft omitted masterpiece from 1979, Being There. Ashby directed several seminal pictures throughout the 1970s, including such substantial works as Harold and Maude (1971), The Last… Read more »

28 September 2016 | Features, Reviews

Bringing back seemingly dead franchises from the dead has been all the rage as of recently. In addition to the recent releases of Blair Witch and Bridget Jones’s Baby, 2016 still has the likes of Bad Santa 2 and Rings coming out in the coming months. We also have sequels for Bad Boys, XXX, Saw, Incredibles, and Blade Runner on… Read more »

28 September 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Since the beginning of the motion picture industry, there has been an obsession with violence. Before the adoption of strict ethical codes, early cinema featured a great deal of violence. Films such as The Great Train Robbery (1903), Intolerance (1916), and The Birth of a Nation (1915) all contained what could be considered a shocking amount of violence. The adoption… Read more »

28 September 2016 | Features, Film Lists