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Daily Archives: March 5, 2017

The 1990’s were Scorsese’s most productive period, a decade that included some of his most recognized work (Goodfellas, Casino) as well as personal projects (Age of Innocence and Kundun) and everything in between (Cape Fear, Bringing out the Dead). The 90’s were not just the period where the director worked most consistently it was the decade where he put his… Read more »

05 March 2017 | Features, Film Lists

The thriller genre is one that takes great skill to pull off: suitable stakes have to be raised, a story needs to stay two steps ahead of its audience, and nothing can be predictable to ensure that the audience will be left guessing and feel the rush of tension that comes from not knowing a film’s outcome. Combine those basic… Read more »

05 March 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Film viewers have become so accustomed to a specific formula within film structure that it takes a lot to surprise them – especially with a death scene and especially within a specific genre – that most of us can count the beats from a mile away. For example, in a war movie, if some B-character is talking about his wife… Read more »

05 March 2017 | Features, Other Lists

“[Brazil] is a film that bears watching again and again and again. It’s so packed with detail, it’s funny and so political. It’s just a perfect film I think.” – Ben Wheatley, director (Kill List, Free Fire)   Somewhere in the twentieth century For American-born British filmmaker, animator, and comedian Terry Gilliam, the 1985 dystopian satire Brazil was his watershed…. Read more »

05 March 2017 | Features, Reviews

Big budget spectacles are a dime a dozen these days. Bad guys don’t just want to pull a big heist or assassinate a politician, they want to destroy the world or take it over. Those stakes can be hard to take in huge doses, so sometimes it’s nice to scale back a bit and watch smaller movies. One thing you’ll… Read more »

05 March 2017 | Features, Film Lists