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Daily Archives: February 18, 2017

There are many famous actors who have tried themselves behind the camera with outstanding results, with the likes of Clint Eastwood, Woody Allen or Jodie Foster who have earned themselves the title of successful directors and shown their diverse talents. Some actors however, should have just stuck to being on screen, as their attempt to create a movie and take… Read more »

18 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Welcome to a new series that ranks every Academy Award for Best Picture winner thus far! This is the first of seven segments that will look at each Best Picture winner of each era. The snippets into digestible parts also allows the ability to admire how the film industry has vastly changed. These lists are in no way meant to… Read more »

18 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists

“The silent pictures were the purest form of cinema; the only thing they lacked was the sound of people talking and the noises. But this slight imperfection did not warrant the major changes that sound brought in. In Many of the films now being made, there is very little cinema. They are mostly what I call ‘photographs of people talking.’… Read more »

18 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists

We humans have a peculiar obsession with sending things into space. Be it photos, food, video games, books, novelty items, peoples’ ashes, iPods, we’ll eventually send one of everything into space.  The only movie known to have been sent into space is The Day the Earth Stood Still, a decision that makes sense when you think that maybe, out there in the… Read more »

18 February 2017 | Features, Other Lists

The 90s signaled the return to movie theaters, as the introduction of the multiplex drew audiences to cinemas once more. This trend gave an even bigger boost to anime productions than the 80s, with Hayao Miyazaki, Mamoru Oshii, and Satoshi Kon producing some of their trademark films during this decade. Takeshi Kitano, Takashi Miike, and Kiyoshi Kurosawa, who had started… Read more »

18 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists

In cinema it can often be difficult to answer the question “Why?” Why do we aim to recapture terrible acts of violence or natural disasters on film? What’s the point? Well: Why do we dress men up as giant bats and have them battling circus freaks? Why do we watch cowboys wander a West that has long since had its… Read more »

18 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists