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Daily Archives: March 4, 2017

There’s no denying we are in a good era for horror films in 2010s. Year after year, we have been surprised with amazing new creative voices in this genre that have been awarded at great festivals and have received recognition worldwide. In this list, we approach some directors that do not have many movies under their belt – or not… Read more »

04 March 2017 | Features, People Lists

Since Edwin S. Porter’s The Great Train Robbery released in 1903, western films became a popular genre among audiences and an important studio product until a ‘recent’ decline – which started somewhere around the late 1970s – leading the genre from a wider screen presence to an art house confinement. When referring to western films, one talks about a genre… Read more »

04 March 2017 | Features, Other Lists

I’m not sure if such a term as “genre twist” exists in the vocabulary of film theory; I sort of invented it for the benefit of the following list. So what exactly do I mean by a genre twist? To put it simply, it’s a change in a film’s structure causing the genre adopted at the beginning to shift into… Read more »

04 March 2017 | Features, Film Lists

“Audition” is quite a historic production (at least for its cult following), since it was the film that established Takashi Miike as a prominent member of the category and Eihi Shiina as a “priestess” of the grotesque. Here are five reasons that justify the title. Please note that the article contains many spoilers.   1. A great adaptation of a… Read more »

04 March 2017 | Features, Other Lists