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Daily Archives: April 2, 2017

British author, journalist and historian Herbert George Wells is often referred to as the Father of modern science fiction; a bold and grandiose title that is, to his fans and scholars, by no means an overstatement. There is little debate that the man was a true literary genius – imaginative and prophetical, yet modest and nuanced, and a keen socialist… Read more »

02 April 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Formulas are meant to be broken. The femme fatale character type is one of the greatest examples of this, next to the lone ranger and the anti-hero. Since the dawn of film noir, seductive female characters have been the cause of twists and turns in a multitude of ways. However, film noir disappeared, and so did this type of character…. Read more »

02 April 2017 | Features, Other Lists

“An impressive achievement, often suggesting a weird expressionist blend of 2001, The Warriors, Blade Runner and Forbidden Planet… [Akira] is a towering achievement of imagination and the detail of each frame is a miracle of film artistry.” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out   Come, Armageddon! Come! An uncontested landmark of animation, Katsuhiro Ōtomo’s classic Akira also epitomizes the very summit… Read more »

02 April 2017 | Features, Reviews

With the heritage of 1990s riots opposing police brutality and the inequality between race and class alike still very much alive, perhaps it is shameful that the controversial issues raised in La haine remain as relevant as they are. With the title derived from the phrase in the film: “Hate breeds hated” (“La haine attire la haine”), La haine is… Read more »

02 April 2017 | Features, Other Lists