Skip to content

Daily Archives: December 18, 2016

The year is coming to a close, and summer season is long past, so the blockbusters are (mostly) out of the theaters by now. What did you think of this year in action movies? We had nothing less than six superhero offerings, one highly publicized revisionist western, a few non-American pictures coming to theaters stateside, and even a Festival hit… Read more »

18 December 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Na Hong-jin is one of those rare cases in South Korean cinema, where a filmmaker, despite having enormous success with his films, is not exactly eager to follow up with new work. In that fashion, he has shot just three films in eight years, with the previous one (“The Yellow Sea”) screening six years earlier. His absence was quite felt… Read more »

18 December 2016 | Features, Other Lists

“Cinema is showing more and more. It’s a paranoid, dictatorial cinema. And it’s saying less and less. We need a schizophrenic cinema.” – René Laloux   And now we wonder where we are Will there ever be another full-length animated feature quite as wonderfully weird and endlessly imaginative as René Laloux’s underground French classic Fantastic Planet? Beset with warm pastel… Read more »

18 December 2016 | Features, Reviews