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Daily Archives: April 26, 2017

There is a moment early in “Spider-Man 3” that offers a neat summation of the film’s fiery critical reception. It begins as sunshine is pouring into the apartment of Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire), the “anonymous urban crime fighter” (as A.O. Scott brilliantly described him) known as Spider-Man, followed by a cloud of gloom bursting in: Peter’s girlfriend, MJ (Kirsten Dunst),… Read more »

26 April 2017 | Features, Other Lists

“John Carpenter is a filmmaker who is unashamed to stay within the genres he loves (horror and science fiction) and who practices his trade like a master craftsman.” – Martin Scorsese Often, and always with affection and esteem, American filmmaker John Howard Carpenter (born January 16th, 1948 in Carthage, New York) is referred to as “the Master of Horror.” Although… Read more »

26 April 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Carrying on from Taste of Cinema’s recent list of the 30 Best Comedies of the 1980s is this similarly sentimental and purposefully playful look back at the 1990s. There’s a degree of idiosyncratic retrospection with the following list of populist funny films, each endearing and enjoyable in their own way. The 1990s saw, especially in North America, the rise to… Read more »

26 April 2017 | Features, Film Lists