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Daily Archives: March 10, 2017

Whether driven by suspicions about Communism or the paranoia over HIV, there is an all too familiar sub-genre of film that has been floating around like space-flowers for over half a decade. The ‘body-snatcher’ film taps into our primal fear that the people around us are not who they seem to be; into the feeling of isolation that comes from… Read more »

10 March 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Last summer, Taste of Cinema published a list titled 10 Directors Who Should Stop Making Movies. It featured such offenders as Tyler Perry, Dennis Dugan, Paul W. S. Anderson and, of course, Michael Bay – the cinephile’s bête noir. In the past 20 years, these filmmakers have inflicted dozens of films on us and have made heaps of filthy lucre… Read more »

10 March 2017 | Features, People Lists

Dialogue should do at least one of two things, advance plot and establish characters. A screenwriter uses more than conversations between characters to do that. Dialogue gets more recognition than any other element of a script because it is the writing that translates to the screen, but a script is more than the characters’ words. It is the document that… Read more »

10 March 2017 | Features, Other Lists