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Daily Archives: May 21, 2017

This is the third installment on the series American Gangster Films (1970s – 1990s). In the 1990s, there was a revival of the gangster genre, not only in film but also in the literary circle. There was a restoration of the interest in the mafia, particularly the Italian mafia and New York City as the central setting for these stories…. Read more »

21 May 2017 | Features, Film Lists

In the world of cinema, artistic praise is usually reserved for directors, writers, and producers. Film critics and audiences are quick to create a cult of celebrity around a visionary director who displays a distinct visual style and unique storytelling abilities that sets him apart from his peers. The same could be said for screenwriters who craft witty dialogue, compelling… Read more »

21 May 2017 | Features, People Lists

“We came for a good time, not for a long time.” – Willoughby (played by Wyatt Russell)   Let the good times roll A loyal and warm-hearted love letter to youth and the impermanent magic hour that glimmers and glints just ahead of adulthood, Everybody Wants Some!! is the pleasantly meandering kind of picture that Richard Linklater excels in. Ostensibly… Read more »

21 May 2017 | Features, Reviews

Takeshi Kitano is one of Japan’s most celebrated award winning film-makers. Across Europe his work is highly regarded, with his highlight being the recipient of the Golden Lion award for Hana-Bi at the Venice International Film Festival. To most of the casual film fans in the western world his filmography is still relatively unknown, although some recognise him from Battle… Read more »

21 May 2017 | Features, Film Lists