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Daily Archives: February 20, 2017

Performances in film are funny in that they will always live on long after the initial critical assessments fade away and their run in the theater ends. Now, with widespread distribution of the back catalogue of film history, many performances have been reassessed and reevaluated, to both their benefit or detriment. Although the yardstick by which critical judgement over acting… Read more »

20 February 2017 | Features, Other Lists

David Fincher’s The Social Network tells the tale of the creation of Facebook through the eyes of the most important players: Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO; Eduardo Saverin, co-founder and Zuckerberg’s best friend; the Winklevoss twins, whose original idea provided the impetus to create Facebook; and Sean Parker, the entrepreneur who helped Zuckerberg take the fledgling idea and turn… Read more »

20 February 2017 | Features, Other Lists

We have reached the ‘60s Best Picture winners, and this is where the experiment really gets interesting. The Hollywood Code has lost its control, filmmakers are bursting at the seams to change how every fundamental element of cinema works (editing, sound recording, acting, photography, etc.), and films were being used as podiums for political and social commentaries. The riskiest eras… Read more »

20 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Every year, the Berlin Film Festival, arguably the second most important film festival in the world, hosts hundreds of movies (399 this year, to be exact) scattered through its programmes, and thousands of both professional and amateur film lovers. For years, it has been known for a highly political approach, but rest assured, there is plenty to do here for… Read more »

20 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists

When we look at things long and close enough, we will realize that they are way more complex than they seemed at first. Looking carefully into our lives, we start to identify contradictions and unexplainable events that make our experience as humans richer and more compelling. Out of all the small experiences, feelings, and emotions that populate our lives, pleasure… Read more »

20 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists