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Monthly Archives: December 2016

So you find yourself at a party surrounded by cinephiles and are lost for words, unable to understand a single thing they are saying. You want to get involved in the action, add a few choice phrase and come away sounding both knowledgeable and passionate about the world of film. Yet you find yourself speechless, and with nothing clever to… Read more »

02 December 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Mainstream comedy is in a good place right now, provided that you work in the marketing department. The trailer construction process is probably something like this: slow motion party sequence, tedious improv, and shouting, all set to a forgettable electro pop soundtrack. Job done. But what happens when you’re handed a project like “Being John Malkovich”? How do you sell… Read more »

01 December 2016 | Features, Film Lists

With breathtaking cinematography, artful direction, a compelling soundtrack, a skillful screenplay, and powerful acting performances, “Paris, Texas” is not only an all-around great film but also, exploring many classic American road movie themes and taking them in new and fascinating directions, it is an ideal representative and innovator of the genre, as well as a top contender for the best… Read more »

01 December 2016 | Features, Other Lists