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Daily Archives: February 21, 2017

Spielberg, Cameron, Coppola, Fincher, and the Coens. These are top-of-the-line directors with names even a casual moviegoer would recognize. They’re legends who have built up incredible filmographies any prospective director would kill for. But not even they were susceptible to having a bad film once and awhile. Cameron started with that Piranha movie and Fincher started with that Alien movie…. Read more »

21 February 2017 | Features, People Lists

This is the fourth entry in this series, where every Academy Award for Best Picture winner gets ranked. This is the greatest decade in the history of the Academy. While the most recent years have had great results in winners (the Academy has swung back around from the lowest levels of Oscar Bait territory in the ‘80s, ‘90s and early… Read more »

21 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Making and breaking records is a pastime which dates back thousands of years. From the ancient Greeks to modern day, breaking a record is seen as a true measurement of success in a particular field. In 1951, Sir Hugh Beaver – the managing director of Guinness Breweries – conceived the idea of the ‘Guinness Book of Records’, which would become… Read more »

21 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists

It is not unusual for viewers to remember films for how they look rather than how they are told. This statement does not necessarily mean they were badly told stories or that they were dull, but it suggests a preference, a level of sensibility towards aesthetic representation, and most importantly a gap between visuals and storytelling, cinematography and the script,… Read more »

21 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists