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Daily Archives: February 3, 2017

In modern day cinema, it is becoming increasingly difficult to create original content. One of the ways in which movie studios attempt to combat this is to remake classic movies. The logic does make sense, remaking a movie which is much loved seems like a fool proof plan, but, what studios fail to consider is the effect that nostalgia has… Read more »

03 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Best-selling author, filmmaker, and Oscar winner William Peter Blatty, who’s best known for writing the novel “The Exorcist”, passed away this January at the age of 89. For an author that started out writing comedy and working with director Blake Edwards, it’s somewhat of a surprise that his 1971 novel, based on a true story about the exorcism of a… Read more »

03 February 2017 | Features, Other Lists

George Lucas. Quentin Tarantino. Steven Spielberg. There are directors pretty much everyone knows. You would be hard pressed to find someone who never watched a single Star Wars movie, or who never heard someone quote a line straight out of Pulp Fiction. It’s fairly simple to understand why huge tentpole filmmakers, who usually indulge in extraordinarily massive blockbusters, are more… Read more »

03 February 2017 | Features, People Lists

During the period of German occupation that went from 1940 to 1944, French cinema took various shapes and paths – from the sophisticated historical films of Claude Autant-Lara (for instance, 1943’s production of “Douce”), to anti-war drama films (which has its best examples in later works from the 1950s such as 1952’s “Jeux Interdits” or 1956’s “Gervaise”) or the highly… Read more »

03 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists