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Daily Archives: July 11, 2017

The trouble with living in a world where everything is about now is that nothing gets a second chance. If one huge-scale action movie disappoints the audience, everyone shrugs and prepares for the next one the following week. There is, as we all know, no “best” of anything and time is the only critic whose opinion matters. Some movies that… Read more »

11 July 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Noah Baumbach is an American filmmaker born on September 3rd, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York. Receiving his Bachelor of Arts in English from Vassar College in 1991, Baumbach’s debut film was 1995’s “Kicking and Screaming”, launching his career and pointing many of the aspects and traces he would never abandon in his films from that moment on. Until 2017, when… Read more »

11 July 2017 | Features, Film Lists

There is no Academy Award, or any other type of cinematic award outside some of the more fanciful film festivals, given for a certain type of style. This is too bad, for if this were ever to take place, the first in line in terms of deserving it would be director Michael Mann. Chicago born and British educated, Mann seems… Read more »

11 July 2017 | Features, Other Lists

Making a film is expensive: between union labor costs, the exorbitant salaries the on-screen talent draw, and the cost of special effects, on average a Hollywood film costs around $65 million. But this doesn’t include promotional and marketing costs, which can run nearly half the original budget alone, bringing the average movie’s overall budget to $100 million. Since theaters take… Read more »

11 July 2017 | Features, Film Lists