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Daily Archives: February 17, 2017

Could we say 2016 was a great year in film? It was a mixed bag, with a handful of good but not great blockbusters, and audiences finally voting with their wallets against a slew of generic and unnecessary sequels. Yet, like the last handful of annual passings, when there was a film that dared stand out and do something against… Read more »

17 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Film critics and historians all agree that “The Godfather”, released in 1972, is one of the greatest films ever made. It plays somewhat like a Shakespearean tragedy as the youngest son, who’s been shielded from the family business of organized crime, must assume power as the Godfather to protect and keep his family together. The movie would go on to… Read more »

17 February 2017 | Features, Other Lists

Every generation hopes that they were the last one to experience war, poverty, natural catastrophes and the like. We all try to leave a livable planet for our grandchildren, yet the future now doesn’t seem any brighter than in the last century. Old historical patterns are still occurring, many nations are still at war, and this overpopulated planet looks smaller… Read more »

17 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Bong Joon-ho’s “Memories of Murder” is one of those rare films where great quality combines with commercial success. In that fashion, by the end of its domestic run, more than 5 million people have watched it, making it the most watched movie for 2003 in South Korea, and the fourth most watched of all time. “Memories of Murder” received screenings… Read more »

17 February 2017 | Features, Other Lists