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Daily Archives: February 7, 2017

It’s true that, as the years pass and cinema becomes more and more available to audiences worldwide, it becomes increasingly clear that the Oscars are an imperfect ceremony. They celebrate a narrow-minded and often traditionalist view of moviemaking and its unreceptiveness to foreign excellence is very frustrating. However, truth is the Oscars were always like this, and they often shower… Read more »

07 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists

A Google search of ‘greatest film villains’ will bring many familiar faces: Hannibal Lecter, Darth Vader, Alex DeLarge, Anton Chigurh and, of course, Heath Ledger’s turn as the Joker – a character that has become omnipresent. The villainy of these iconic performances is without question, but there are many more nasty characters in the annals of cinema history that are… Read more »

07 February 2017 | Features, Other Lists

The powerful and tragic effects of psychological trauma truly entered the consciousness of mainstream America as veterans were returning from the Vietnam War. This prompted the American Psychological Association to finally recognize Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as an actual affliction in 1980. Prior to this new diagnosis, terms like “shell shock”, “combat fatigue”, and “hysteria” were used to describe the… Read more »

07 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists

The notion of an extremely long film is, like it or not, subjective. One must consider that time passes differently to people. A 4-hour long blockbuster can run by faster than a Super Bowl commercial to its most arduous fan, and a mere 70-minute-long arthouse movie feel like an eternity to an uninterested viewer. There are films that warrant their… Read more »

07 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists