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Daily Archives: February 9, 2017

From masterpieces to obscure splatter films, the horror genre has always preyed upon the weaknesses of the human mind. Whether it’s the monster under the bed or the monster next door, most horror films share a common currency: fear and its more popular form of exchange, anxiety. However, there are certain titles that manage to refine this formula and, instead… Read more »

09 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Before special effects and editing, set design and directorial decision, comes the conceptual foundation of a film, the screenplay. Screenplays create the world in which the film lives, whether it may be Greenwich Village in the 60’s or the fictional country of Zubrowka. Screenwriters are an often overlooked part of the filmmaking process. However, there are some screenwriters who have… Read more »

09 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Rian Johnson’s directorial debut, Brick, scooped the Special Jury Prize for Originality of vision at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. The film, which he wrote after leaving film school, took him around seven years to gather the funding for and then around twenty days to shoot. It’s a film noir with a difference, set in a California High School and… Read more »

09 February 2017 | Features, Other Lists

“[Deliverance] is the best film I’ve ever done. It’s a picture that just picks you up and sends you crashing against the rocks. You feel everything and just crawl out of the theater.” – Burt Reynolds   Men without women Savagely compelled to defend themselves as the laws and measures of civilization no longer affect or protect them, Deliverance is… Read more »

09 February 2017 | Features, Reviews

Compiling a list of overlooked foreign thrillers was a difficult task, simply because there are so many good ones. Represented here are ten carefully chosen, exceptional examples of the genre, each from a different area of the globe.   1. A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin (1971) Lucio Fulci was an Italian filmmaker who rose to international fame in the… Read more »

09 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists