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Daily Archives: October 16, 2016

Since the 70’s, Tom Waits has established himself as a phenomenally unique and gifted performer. Beginning as more of a singer/songwriter, he became a poet of the gutter and seedy bar, as well as a perpetuator of both the classic Americana song tradition and that of the German music hall, in stylings of Kurt Weill and such. His music escapes… Read more »

16 October 2016 | Features, Film Lists

“Death is not the worst. There are things more horrible than death.” – Count Dracula (played by Klaus Kinski)   Blood on your cool Pronounced and menacing, Werner Herzog’s redaction of Nosferatu should not be viewed, as he insists, as a remake of F.W. Murnau’s 1922 horror classic of German silent cinema––what Herzog describes as “the greatest German film,”––but what’s… Read more »

16 October 2016 | Features, Reviews

In the early 1990s, the British Film Institute launched the Century of Cinema Series in attempt to explore the various examples of national cinemas around the world. Cinema of Unease, written and directed by Kiwi actor Sam Neil, was New Zealand’s contribution to this project. Although his attitudes towards this topic have gradually changed, Sam Neil concluded in his documentary… Read more »

16 October 2016 | Features, Film Lists