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Daily Archives: November 22, 2016

Nicholas Winding Refn is a director with a very fixed vision. Some people will inevitably be in awe of it. Others may reject it as ‘style over substance’. Refn’s most recent film, The Neon Demon, is an attempted examination of the modelling scene in L.A. While this has certainly been done before, Refn calls upon his distinct approach to visual… Read more »

22 November 2016 | Features, Other Lists

The landmark 1987 book Cultural Literacy by E.D. Hirsh argued that people should have a comfortable degree of knowledge concerning aspects of general culture which help to enrich and broaden the minds and lives of those who process that knowledge. There are many facets of culture which inform a person’s life and, in the modern world, film is one which… Read more »

22 November 2016 | Features, Film Lists

What does it mean to utilize a filmmaker’s style as an adjective to explain another filmmaker’s work? The comparison can give a sense of admiration toward the referee filmmaker. It’s an admiration that is not necessarily felt and consciously applied by the mentioned authors in this list; it is merely a similarity that a spectator may find in confronting the… Read more »

22 November 2016 | Features, Film Lists