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Daily Archives: September 30, 2016

What constitutes a feminist film? While a number of movies have been described as having underlying feminist messages, there is no set definition, no easy way to identify whether or not a movie lives up to associated philosophical ideals (the staid statistical analysis of the Bechdel test notwithstanding). However, some movies take an indirect route to feminism, portraying female characters… Read more »

30 September 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Andrei Tarkovsky was a poet of cinema who was famous for his techniques, his use of long takes, slow dollies, atmospheric use of elements, and legendary theories about cinema as sacrifice and cinema as sculpting in time. He was also one of the directors who most successfully integrated cinema and philosophy. His style, made of slowness, transcendence (originating from the… Read more »

30 September 2016 | Features, Film Lists