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Daily Archives: April 28, 2017

2017 is filled to the brim with films casual moviegoers are clamoring for. They want their superheroes, their Jedi, and God forbid, their Minions. But only a handful of times in cinema have we witnessed films whose hype has captured the ethos of an entire generation or catered one of its highest peaks of fandom. And whether those movies crumbled… Read more »

28 April 2017 | Features, Film Lists

After the Second World War came to a brutal end, the resulting damage from the global conflict left Europe in shambles and the world became divided into a dangerous East vs. West ideology. This newfound chaos meant both sides were always on the brink of starting the next world war at any moment, and the emergence of the superpower became… Read more »

28 April 2017 | Features, Other Lists

If you are reading this list I realize that you must be familiar with Dan Gilroy’s neo-noir masterpiece Nightcrawler. As you have presumably already seen the film in question, I will not bore you with a detailed summary of the plot. Simply as a refresher, Nightcrawler follows the rise of Lou Bloom, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, who uses his manipulative… Read more »

28 April 2017 | Features, Film Lists

It’s no secret that movie audiences both love and loathe manipulators. Glib, conniving schemers have thrived within the popular imagination for centuries, from ancient myths of gods ‘working’ one another to the Machiavellians of Shakespeare’s plays, right through to modern examples like Game of Thrones’ Remy Dalton and Frank Underwood from House of Cards. Clearly, watching someone cheat and charm… Read more »

28 April 2017 | Features, Film Lists