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Daily Archives: May 17, 2017

The 1990s were a heyday decade for independent film: with major studios finding financial success in the theaters with lower-budgeted films that were all but guaranteed to turn them a profit in the secondary market of home video rental and cable television broadcasts, indie films seemed like safer bets for investors to make than big-budget features, which carried the risk… Read more »

17 May 2017 | Features, Film Lists

It’s not often that a director can lay claim to creating a subgenre on his own, yet Sergio Leone enjoyed exactly that, creating the ‘Spaghetti Western’, a down and dirty European take on the distinctly American genre, brash and loose with the tropes yet lovingly paying homage to what came before. Leone will always hold the title of the paternal… Read more »

17 May 2017 | Features, Film Lists

The history of animation goes hand in hand with cinema. Since the earliest days of live-action cinema, artists and animators have produced cartoons and animated films that have captivated young audiences across the globe. Starting with hand drawn and cell based animation, the medium has gradually evolved over the decades, utilising new methods to not only produce a different aesthetic,… Read more »

17 May 2017 | Features, Film Lists