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Daily Archives: March 26, 2017

Throughout much of the middle of the 20th Century that made up the Golden Age of Hollywood, the most popular and financially successful film genre was the Western. In this time, John Wayne was one of the biggest box office draws, and films like Stagecoach, High Noon, The Searchers, and The (original) Magnificent Seven were counted as among the strongest… Read more »

26 March 2017 | Features, Other Lists

There was no shortage of cinematic comedy during the 1980’s. Zany parodies a’la the Zucker Brothers were extremely popular, as were the sentimental teen pictures of John Hughes. Sex comedies in the vein of Porky’s and Revenge of the Nerds emerged regularly, and Saturday Night Live certainly had a profound impact. Then there were unexpected, bizarre successes like Crocodile Dundee,… Read more »

26 March 2017 | Features, Film Lists

“Miyazaki has been crafting films more lusciously illustrated and rapturously imaginative than almost anything else on the silver screen.” – Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine   Come sail away Most assuredly there is no one else making animated films like auteur-director Hayao Miyazaki. Born in Tokyo in 1941, the personal universe he presents onscreen is absolutely unparalleled, a manufacturer of one… Read more »

26 March 2017 | Features, Reviews