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Daily Archives: February 16, 2017

It was a wonderful time for horror, the 1980’s. With the home video market experiencing a meteoric rise in popularity, and the demand for new titles steadily growing, more filmmakers than ever before stood a fighting chance of having their films distributed and seen. In addition, a greater amount of overseas work was finding its way to English-speaking countries, further… Read more »

16 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists

With the Academy Awards, it’s an old adage that it’s an honor just to be nominated. And that’s true: out of the scores of films produced and released this year, only a few receive the honor of an Oscar nomination. But even the winners of these awards can be debatable; more so are the losers, whose work was perhaps, in… Read more »

16 February 2017 | Features, Other Lists

The Coen brothers are the directors who brought us “Fargo”, “No Country for Old Men”, and other striking achievements that follow their distinct cinematic and narrative style. In their films, they manage to meticulously portray unique and intriguing characters. The dialogues are masterly crafted, often containing witty and black humor; they explore various philosophical themes; and the cinematography is mesmerizing…. Read more »

16 February 2017 | Features, Other Lists

At the root of the horror genre lies a proclivity towards hyperbole in manifesting our fear of the unknown. For writers like David Cronenberg, domestic dramas about custody battles and marital unrest are simply too inexpressive to represent the dismal reality of dissolving the family unit or falling out of love. Such emotions, instead, deserve to be treated with shocking… Read more »

16 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists

The golden age of Polish film is often connected with the period of peak achievements of most famous directors in Polish film school in the 50s and 60s – Wajda, Munk, Kawalerowicz, Has, Konwicki – or with the “cinema of moral anxiety” that occurred in the 70s and early 80s with Zanussi and Kieślowski. The year 2014 brought the cycle… Read more »

16 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists