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Daily Archives: January 10, 2017

2016 brought cinemagoers a slew of critical and commercial hits. Star Wars: Rogue One proved that the franchise is in the right hands. Arrival helped show that there’s still room for smart sci-fi blockbusters. Hell, even the sequel to Ouija managed to leave critics happily stunned. There was no shortage of great movies that came along this past year. Unfortunately,… Read more »

10 January 2017 | Features, Film Lists

The Eighties were a truly intriguing time for cinema. While Americans buried the auteur driven films of the Seventies with glitzy, glamorous films influenced by rock videos, world cinema began to grow ever more introspective. Just compare “Rambo: First Blood II” with “Come and See.” Both are war films, both were released in 1985, yet they show the crucial divide… Read more »

10 January 2017 | Features, Film Lists

We live in a highly uncertain world. The escalation of populist far-right politics, the largest migrant crisis of the 21st century and the increase in domestic terror attacks can make us feel like everything is spinning out of control. Nevertheless, if history has taught us anything, it is in our darkest times that the scope of human resilience reveals itself… Read more »

10 January 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Eastern European cinema, particularly the post Soviet Union has brought to the world many fantastic masterpieces throughout the years. Despite 2016 being considered not the best year for a lot of reasons, this can not be said for cinematic creations of the year and particularly the cinema of Eastern Europe that have claimed multiple awards throughout the various festivals. Despite… Read more »

10 January 2017 | Features, Film Lists