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Daily Archives: August 14, 2017

When a Hollywood movie is helmed by a single-minded creative force, a myriad of things can occur that trouble production all the way from screenplay to theatrical debut. Some directors are clouded by hubris (both on-screen and off), some dabble too frivolously with experimentation, and of course, some have their vision all but destroyed by calculating businessmen who prioritise profits… Read more »

14 August 2017 | Features, People Lists

Without having the fanfare of many of his fellow 1970s alum, Walter Hill is one of the most important and influential filmmakers of all time. He brought a hard nosed style to cinema, a successor to Sam Peckinpah that stripped away some of Sam’s more nihilistic and stylistic flourishes to really elevate pulp to something more poetic. Hill’s movies are… Read more »

14 August 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive” is his 2011 film based on the novel of the same name by James Sallis. It was nominated for an Oscar for its sound editing, an honor completely deserved. Its particularity lies in the fact that it is a successful action movie that overcomes the genre limitations; at the same time, it is appealing to the… Read more »

14 August 2017 | Features, Other Lists

Emir Kusturica’s comedies are sincere, his tragedies are full of soaring grandeur, and his representations of history deeply human. The Serbian filmmaker won the Palm d’Or twice (for When Father Was Away On Business and Underground) and Best Director at Cannes for Time of the Gypsies. Unfortunately, in recent times, his works are being discussed less and less. Almost slipping… Read more »

14 August 2017 | Features, Film Lists