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Daily Archives: April 18, 2017

The 1990s for film meant finding a new edge: instead of repeating the past, or relying on standard tropes and stories, filmmakers felt the need to forge a new path of their own. A decade where independent cinema began to emerge as a driving cultural force–and with a surging economy investors were more open to bankroll once-risky endeavors–meant the cinematic… Read more »

18 April 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Paul Thomas Anderson was once regarded as a wunderkind, making radically interesting films with wit, style, and a flourish for the epic during his late twenties, but at the time we had no way of knowing that his brilliance wasn’t connected to his youth – he has continued to put out some of the most fully realized American pictures of… Read more »

18 April 2017 | Features, Film Lists

If there’s one movie that’s capable of scaring people away from drug use, it’s Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream. It was more than just a movie about addiction. It was a psychological drama about mental health, isolation, and the human condition. It’s not easy to sit through, but every second is mesmerizing. It did well with critics when it… Read more »

18 April 2017 | Features, Film Lists