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Daily Archives: February 22, 2017

For as long as the cinematic medium has been around, moral watchdogs have long sought to expose the allegedly deleterious effects of violent movies on the impressionable young mind. As the most graphic and explicit of genres, it’s not really surprising that horror films represent a perennial target for parents groups and censorship boards alike. Indeed, people were blaming genre… Read more »

22 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists

This is the fifth examination at every Academy Award for Best Picture winner, and this is where the history of winners really starts to slow down. After the blazing experimentations of the ‘60s and ‘70s winners, something happened in the ‘80s that created the phenomenon we all know as “Oscar Bait”. Films got schmaltzy like we went back to the… Read more »

22 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Austere and uncompromising, Mike Leigh’s tragicomic film from 1993, Naked, is arguably his level best and certainly the bleakest British masterpiece of the 1990s. A controversial and compelling compass of urban society, this staggering arthouse triumph––it won best director and best actor prizes at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival––is a showcase of several talents and a sullen pièce de résistance…. Read more »

22 February 2017 | Features, Other Lists