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Daily Archives: February 19, 2017

This year will mark the 88th time the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has given out it annual awards (somewhat affectionately known as Oscar, though why is veiled in mystery).  Oscar has its proponents but also its critics. For every fans/critic/historian who may look to the little golden statuette as some mark of quality in motion pictures there… Read more »

19 February 2017 | Features, Other Lists

This is our second look at every Academy Award for Best Picture winner. In this instalment, we have entered the ‘50s. To compare to the previous winners, this portion will feature a larger percentage of films that are presented in colour. The Hollywood Code is still affecting the content of the films of this time, and now filmmakers had to… Read more »

19 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists

“Before the law, there stands a guard. A man comes from the country, begging admittance to the law. But the guard cannot admit him. May he hope to enter at a later time? That is possible, said the guard. The man tries to peer through the entrance. He’d been taught that the law was to be accessible to every man…. Read more »

19 February 2017 | Features, Other Lists

Hayao Miyazaki is one of the most renowned figures in the world of anime, and animation in general. In his capacities as director, producer, scriptwriter, animator, author, manga artist, and co-owner of Studio Ghibli, he has shaped the field, as he brought anime to the attention of the world audience as something more than a genre simply targeted toward teenagers…. Read more »

19 February 2017 | Features, Other Lists

With the advancement of new technology, the time needed to make a film has considerately shortened. Despite this factor, however, there still are several film makers who, for one reason or another, have extended the pleasurable time of making a movie to quite unthinkable extents ranging from as big as 4 to 30 years. In some cases it isn’t necessarily… Read more »

19 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists