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Daily Archives: March 14, 2017

Sam Mendes’ directorial debut American Beauty was nominated for eight Oscars in 2000 and won five of them (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Cinematography). It was a shockingly brilliant showing for a first-time director. When Mendes followed it up with the graphic novel adaptation Road to Perdition, starring Tom Hanks and Paul Newman and… Read more »

14 March 2017 | Features, Other Lists

Stanley Kubrick’s obsessive level of detail was both a blessing and a curse, in that the films he made rank as some of the best of all time, but there are only thirteen of them. Nevertheless, his relatively scarce output has lead to a relative consistency between each film that few other directors can match. Even from his very first… Read more »

14 March 2017 | Features, Film Lists

In the words of Swedish director Ingmar Bergman, “Tarkovsky for me is the greatest, the one who invented a new language, true to the nature of film, as it captures life as a reflection, life as a dream.” Needless to say, Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky is considered to be one of the most prolific and leading filmmakers in cinema history…. Read more »

14 March 2017 | Features, Other Lists