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Daily Archives: February 5, 2017

When attempting to write up a summation of Oliver Stone’s career as a film director and screenwriter, it’s next to impossible to come up with an opening sentence that can justifiably tie up his work, his stamp on modern filmmaking, or his effect on the world in general. Not even that one. Audacious, earnest, violent, sexualized, bold, sensationalized, misogynistic, humanistic,… Read more »

05 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Academy Awards are obviously the highest honor of measurable respect within the film industry, but they also do not always go to the right performances. Typically, the actors whose best work is unrewarded by the academy are ones of lesser general status. However, even actors who will forever be considered legends of the medium have gone home empty-handed for their… Read more »

05 February 2017 | Features, People Lists

“Infernal Affairs” is one of the most successful films in Asia, and it became internationally known when Martin Scorsese adapted it to shoot “The Departed”. Chen Wing Yan is an undercover agent who has been chosen since his days in the police academy to infiltrate the crime world, particularly the gang of the notorious Sam. The sole individual who knows… Read more »

05 February 2017 | Features, Other Lists