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Daily Archives: October 3, 2016

If you consider the diverse range in tone and distinction of recent revisionist Westerns like Alejandro Iñárritu’s The Revenant (2015), Quentin Tarantino’s dyad The Hateful Eight (2015), and Django Unchained (2012), the artful horror hybrid of S. Craig Zahler’s Bone Tomahawk (2015) and Kelly Reichardt’s first-rate feminist horse opera Meek’s Cutoff (2010), just to name a few contemporary standouts, it… Read more »

03 October 2016 | Features, Reviews

“Annihilate the spectres,” spits Os Bijourn (Mark Proksch) in all seriousness, to a frazzled Dan Papadakis (Steve Zissis) in writer-director Carson Mell’s debut feature, the gut-busting horror-comedy Another Evil. This eccentric, original, and nimble film, shot by Mell on a micro-budget, wickedly unravels like a mumblecore Ghostbusters. Another Evil works best as a low-key comedy and its premise is comic… Read more »

03 October 2016 | Features, Reviews

Music and cinema have always been tightly connected, even before films could be shot with sound and scored. The musical experience is often linked to a visual representation, for example through the annotations on a score like in Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony (“by the brook”, “thunder, storm”), or through a composition inspired by paintings like Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. When… Read more »

03 October 2016 | Features, Film Lists