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Daily Archives: April 13, 2017

Birthed in 1984 in the aftermath of upset parents seething from the surprising dark and disturbing aesthetics explored in such PG-rated movies as “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” and “Gremlins”, the ratings board decided to come up with a middle ground between the all-ages and mature ratings, which is known as PG-13. At first it was an interesting… Read more »

13 April 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Nestled between the celebration of tradition and retrofitted nostalgia of “La La Land”, and the progressive iconography of “Moonlight”, “Manchester by the Sea” was the most classical of the standout films at the 2017 Oscars. It’s a film that builds on older screenwriting structures, but does so with the ability of its director, Kenneth Lonergan, who has been deservedly praised… Read more »

13 April 2017 | Features, Other Lists

Charlie Kaufman is considered to be one of the most visionary filmmakers of our time. His ‘weird’ but poetic narratives have led him to create incredible and uniquely original films. His works explore philosophical themes such as identity crises, mortality, and the meaning or purpose of life, often in a metaphysic or parapsychological level. Even though he is clearly inspired… Read more »

13 April 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Confrontational provocateur Lars von Trier has, over a prolific filmmaking career now bridging nearly four decades, amassed an admirable, distinct, powerful, and frequently polarizing body of work. The Danish born firebrand is recognized, even by his detractors, for his numerous technical innovations, his willingness to experiment, and his fondness for upending genre conventions. Von Trier is also identified with his… Read more »

13 April 2017 | Features, Film Lists