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Daily Archives: February 25, 2017

The Academy Awards are right around the category, and like last year, we’re going to try our hand at predicting every single category. Note that this list is not picking the movies that most deserve to win. Rather, it’s picking the most likely winners. Predicting the Oscars requires a lot of annoying analysis, but in the end there’s no way… Read more »

25 February 2017 | Features, Other Lists

Time is a funny thing, especially when looking at movies. What would have simply been trends when a film was made become dated and retro upon viewing that film years later, thereby giving it a sense of cheesiness or even kitsch. The 1980s are a notoriously cheesy decade in hindsight, but that is what makes it so endearing and puts… Read more »

25 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists

People don’t win Oscars by the amount of time they’re on screen but because of their performance. Movies are a sum of their parts that make up the whole, and sometimes an entire plot hinges on the actions of just a single character, no matter how small their part may be in the overall film. However,there have been some performances… Read more »

25 February 2017 | Features, Other Lists

“In my book, Argento and Hitchcock master the threat of architecture and urban landscape like none other.” – Guillermo del Toro   There will be blood The 1975 nightmare from giallo progenitor Dario Argento, Deep Red (Profondo Rosso in Italian, also released as The Hatchet Murders) is a high water mark for horror as well as being one of the… Read more »

25 February 2017 | Features, Reviews

Despite the idealism of Hollywood’s golden-age musical films, there’s always a remarkable level of depth or self-awareness involved. Perhaps the biggest shortcoming of Damien Chazelle’s 2016 musical film, La La Land, was in thinking it was breaking new ground with this. The following 10 films on this list have either been clearly acknowledged by Chazelle as an influence or were… Read more »

25 February 2017 | Features, Film Lists

This second installment of Park Chan-wook’s “Vengeance Trilogy” is the film that turned global interest toward Korean cinema, one that’s a true masterpiece of South Korean cinema, and one that is still discussed for its unique aesthetics and elaborate technique. “Oldboy” screened at festivals all over the world winning tens of awards, with the Grand Prix at the 2004 Cannes… Read more »

25 February 2017 | Features, Other Lists