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Daily Archives: February 8, 2017

The film industry in the United States is a massive one: on average, there are 600 films produced here each year alone, and since there are only about five open slots in each category, not every one of them can be nominated for an Academy Award. As the old saying goes (particularly from those that lose), it’s an honor just… Read more »

08 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists

When legendary film director John Carpenter released his third film “Halloween” film in 1978, it was a game changer when it came to horror movies, becoming a commercial hit with audiences and praised by film critics. The low-budget thriller would go on to create a subgenre of horror films known as slasher movies. “Halloween” established Carpenter as a force to… Read more »

08 February 2017 | Features, Other Lists

The Sundance Film Festival is always a worthy one to keep an eye on. It usually marks the debut of most of the independent films we’ll be talking about for the remainder of the year, and this year was no different. As usual, there’s one special standout, and this time is not even the big Jury Prize winner – barring… Read more »

08 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Stanley Kubrick is considered one of the most extraordinary and influential directors of all time, with a filmography of 16 motion pictures that are all considered classics, cult or otherwise, as well as a bunch of unrealized projects. He was also a passionate spectator himself – a true cinephile if you will – and elaborated his influences through all of… Read more »

08 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Film has made it possible for the most horrible things imaginable to be seen and explored, from horrendous bloody murder, pedophiles, oppression, and the true mundanity of life. The concept of being disturbed is more based on individual’s life experiences and culture, creating a complex psyche of fear around certain topics. With disturbing films, there is a fine line between… Read more »

08 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists