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Daily Archives: October 15, 2016

For any respected film actor, a long resume’ usually leads to them achieving their best or most remembered work in the middle of their careers. But in almost every case, the reason they were able to gain their status as an actor who is depended upon is because they showed such promise early, and for a lot of reasons these… Read more »

15 October 2016 | Features, Other Lists

Many people consider the 70s to be the second golden age of cinema, and with good reason. There is a very long list of classic movies from this era that would also include a long list of great actors and directors. “Jaws”, “Star Wars”, “The Godfather” movies, and “Apocalypse Now” are just a few names on that list. It’s hard… Read more »

15 October 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Olivier Assayas’ latest film, Personal Shopper, is an eccentric ghost story, expertly told, and gauging by the up-and-down reception it garnered at Cannes earlier this year (frequent boos followed by a standing ovation) it’s fair to say that this film is also something of a misunderstood masterpiece. Teaming for a second time with with the eye-catching Kristen Stewart after 2014’s… Read more »

15 October 2016 | Features, Reviews

Suntan is the third feature film after Bank Bag (2008) and Wasted Youth (2011) from Greek director Argyris Papadimitropoulos, and it’s a dark doozy. Kostis (Efthymis Papadimitriou) is a 42-year-old doctor who has just arrived at Antiparos, a Cycladic Greek island with a winter population hovering around 800 folks. Disembarking from the ferry, he’s the sole occupant, a fatalistic gloom… Read more »

15 October 2016 | Features, Reviews

Sometimes people with multiple talents and predicates are left behind over one-quality people. This happens because multiple attention focuses divide the perception and awareness of qualities. With that said, if you have one talented person, and a beautiful and equally talented person, you tend to say the ugly one is more talented because there’s a kind of division between the… Read more »

15 October 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Awash in humor yet punctuated with pathos, German writer/director Maren Ade’s latest and third film, Toni Erdmann is a pièce de résistance. On the surface this conquering comedy may feel a little garden-variety as we meet one Winfried Conradi (Peter Simonischek), a divorcé and retired music teacher who, following the death of his dear little dog, Willi, decides to visit… Read more »

15 October 2016 | Features, Reviews

Once every five years or so, it feels as though cinemagoers are treated to something special. To say that 2016 has been a great year for movies and the movie industry as a whole would be quite the understatement. But it’s not quite over yet! With many more new movies coming out this fall and into the Holiday Season, we… Read more »

15 October 2016 | Features, Film Lists