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Daily Archives: December 11, 2016

Every film has some merit, even the worst ones. In this list, we look at 10 examples (in non-specific order) of otherwise bad films, but which did have their moment(s) of brilliance. Certainly there will be fans who consider every second of these films a treasure. Others will consider the author insane for having chosen these films. Whatever side you’re… Read more »

11 December 2016 | Features, Other Lists

In the hands of the masters, no form of dramatic expression is more powerful than comedy. The cliché that all comedy is born of tragedy is no exaggeration. Laughter is the strongest defense against what can often seem a terribly cruel and unjust world. At its best, humor laughs at the same moment it commiserates with its audience. And this… Read more »

11 December 2016 | Features, Reviews

The sequel to the animated film “Seoul Station”, also by Yeon Sang-ho, “Train to Busan” is the film with the most admissions in South Korea for 2016, with more than 11.5 million. This number places it in the 11th position of the all-time list with admissions in the country, despite the fact that it is one of the very few… Read more »

11 December 2016 | Features, Other Lists

“Melville is God to me… [Le Samouraï is] the closest to a perfect movie that I have ever seen.” – John Woo   Being and nothingness In a taut and lean 100 minutes Jean-Pierre Melville somehow manages to condense and distill 30 plus years of gangster movies, police procedurals, and film noir into an astonishing existential tenor with Le Samouraï…. Read more »

11 December 2016 | Features, Reviews