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Daily Archives: August 16, 2017

There is a moment late in “Dunkirk,” Christopher Nolan’s ferociously vivid account of the evacuation of over 300,000 cornered British soldiers from France during World War II, when a man accepts that he is going to die. He’s a naval commander named Bolton and since he’s played by Kenneth Branagh, every word he speaks carries a calm dignity that would… Read more »

16 August 2017 | Features, Other Lists

For many, the term ‘sci-fi’ evokes images of giant spaceships and laser beams; the mind races to “Beam me up, Scotty” or, “May the force be with you”. But when sci-fi comes back down to earth, or focuses on elements of human psychology, things can grow rather sinister. Listed below are ten unusually dark science fiction films that deserve your… Read more »

16 August 2017 | Features, Film Lists

The Wachowskis burst onto the scene in the late 90s with creative and cool genre mishmashes that garnered them critical acclaim and the admiration of film fans across the globe. Of course, that didn’t last long as the middle and later part of their career was met with the complete opposite. Whatever your opinion of the duo or their films,… Read more »

16 August 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Some of the most fascinating films and stories force us to ponder over what happened. Instead of the movie asking a question, these films make us ask questions because the answer is so elusive. It can be easy to conflate films with a question and films with answers as the same thing, but it is important to remember the films… Read more »

16 August 2017 | Features, Film Lists

A piano note laced with animalistic perversion. A camera recording of your life being constantly observed by an unknown entity. A pigeon flying into your house through an open window. Parts of Michael Haneke’s subversive, hypnotic filmography feel as if they have no purpose at all. They are filmed as if their tranquility represents a dearth of life, but there… Read more »

16 August 2017 | Features, Film Lists