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Daily Archives: March 12, 2017

The 1990s were a great decade for film: with a booming film industry, all genres seemed to be back on the table to be optioned and made into film, and the tightly constructed, ingenious genre of the thriller found itself gaining prominence once again. As an antidote to the increasingly dominant blockbuster action fare that started at PG and ended… Read more »

12 March 2017 | Features, Film Lists

There’s no denying the fervent fan base of the horror genre, with a handful of directors flourishing and rising to the most respected ranks within the genre’s ballpark. Yet, it’s a double-edged sword, since the rest of the industry regards scary movies as the ghettos of celluloid, and even for those hall-of-famers, it’s extremely difficult for them to break out… Read more »

12 March 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Nothing has grabbed an audience and pulled them to the edge of their seats quite like a car chase. Even gunfights and martial arts have nothing on it. Done right, a cinematic car chase can define a movie and make it a classic. Lots of things can set a car chase apart from its competition: how it defines a genre… Read more »

12 March 2017 | Features, Other Lists

“[David Cronenberg] has been, film for film, the most audacious and challenging director in the English-speaking world.” – J. Hoberman   Murder ballads Toronto, Canada’s most incendiary favorite son, director David Cronenberg’s name is synonymous with a cinematic subgenre he essentially created––”body horror.” And certainly his deft psychological thriller from 2005, A History of Violence, presents no short supply of… Read more »

12 March 2017 | Features, Reviews

“Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring” is a South Korean movie directed by Ki-duk Kim and starring Yeong-su Oh, Young-min Kim, Jong-ho Kim, Jae-kyung Seo, and Yeo-jin Ha. Released in 2003, the movie follows the life of a Buddhist monk, taking place in a monastery in the middle of a forest. We follow him as he grows up while the… Read more »

12 March 2017 | Features, Other Lists