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Daily Archives: January 15, 2017

Martin Scorsese is amongst the most famous and well-known of American film directors, creating works of both popular appeal and critical acclaim for five decades. But what separates Scorsese from other directors, in addition to his proficiency, is the way that his work almost always engages with larger questions and ideas, particularly those that can be understood as religious in… Read more »

15 January 2017 | Features, Film Lists

2017 will give us a lot more of the same. You’ll have your sequels and your reboots at every corner. But which ones are the real deal and what others are waiting to fail the fanboys and dishearten the cinephiles? For now, the best ways of trying to figure that out are by looking at who’s involved, how well they… Read more »

15 January 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Many people complained about the lack of good films in 2016. While that may be partially true, when all’s said and done, this past year gave us some very interesting films for our viewing pleasure. The American big budget arena was mostly dominated by comic book adaptations, some of them good, and some not so good. The most important thing… Read more »

15 January 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Film was once a fragile medium. Nitrate film stock, the industry standard during the early days of cinema history, was highly combustable and subject to decomposition. Before the advent of boutique home video retailers, film preservation was relegated to mostly prestige pictures. For decades, hidden classics wasted away in metal cans – all but forgotten. Thankfully, we’ve moved on to… Read more »

15 January 2017 | Features, Film Lists