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Daily Archives: June 3, 2017

Warner Brothers’ biggest cash cow has the edge over most franchises because it’s based on such strong source material. Whatever your opinion on J.K. Rowling’s writing, no one can deny her impressive world building and well thought-out storylines that provided the series with a consistency rarely seen in a franchise. Beginning in 1997 with the publication of the first book,… Read more »

03 June 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Primer is an independent movie produced by first-time director Shane Carruth on that most micro of micro-budgets, $7000. After winning the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2004 it recouped a modest 200x return on investment at the box office. But the temporally-displaced fun was only beginning. Primer’s DVD release coincided with the early days of YouTube, and as high-level… Read more »

03 June 2017 | Features, Other Lists

The New Tens continue the trend of experimentation, genre mixing, and innovations that the film world began to heavily produce in the 2000s, and with the new and unseen quickly becoming de rigeur for emerging filmmakers to test their mettle and stand out among the increasingly crowded field of indie filmmakers, this decade has been an exciting one for cinephiles… Read more »

03 June 2017 | Features, Film Lists