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Daily Archives: January 28, 2017

It seems almost impossible to remember a time when computer generated effects did not dominate the movie screen. From Disney’s revolutionary Tron to that first glimpse of a Brontosaurus in Jurassic Park, CGI has become essential to filmmaking. When used correctly, and preferably with moderation, it can create pure magic. Just watch any of the Lord Of The Rings films… Read more »

28 January 2017 | Features, Other Lists

Part of the the charm of watching a foreign movie heavily resides in viewing–and relating to–the unique interpretation of filmmaking that varies from culture to culture and country to country. Whether it’s the heavy stoicism and existential dread of Northern and Eastern European dramas, the light farce produced by French directors, or the upbeat fantasy provided by Bollywood, foreign films… Read more »

28 January 2017 | Features, Film Lists

By definition, documentaries are meant to be controversial. Unlike their fictional counterparts, documentaries are not produced solely for entertainment. Rather, they are mostly created to sway audiences to their particular perspective or to enlighten them on an issue. While some fictional films tackle social issues, either literally or through allegories, documentaries are meant to be controversial and enlightening. But how… Read more »

28 January 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Jean-Luc Godard is a filmmaker born in Paris, France on December 3, 1930. Beginning his career as a film critic, the director’s debut feature film “Breathless” changed cinema forever. Even though the French New Wave – or Nouvelle Vague – had such amazing directors like Agnès Varda, François Truffaut, Alain Resnais, Éric Rohmer, Claude Chabrol, and Jacques Rivette, Godard always… Read more »

28 January 2017 | Features, Other Lists