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Daily Archives: July 7, 2017

If the mainstream filmgoer cared more about independent film, it would feel a more just cinematic world – but lo, it will never be so. But even the supposed connoisseur would have to admit that a film that is both good and popular is at least just as miraculous as a low-budget indie treasure. Many films that flop deserve to,… Read more »

07 July 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Back in the 1950s, horror seemed so genteel: there were mad scientists working out of crumbling castles in some vaguely European locale, flying hubcaps from space that arrived on Earth to reanimate the recent dead and vampires whose good looks were as disarming as their manners. If a movie took place in the modern day at all, it was usually… Read more »

07 July 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Ranking the movies of London-born director Christopher Nolan is a difficult task, especially regarding the fact that he’s never made a totally bad movie. Other directors would be glad to include even his less brilliant films in their oeuvres. But what separates Nolan from other filmmakers of his kind? Over the years he’s developed a very distinct style, combining both… Read more »

07 July 2017 | Features, Film Lists