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Daily Archives: August 22, 2017

The Academy Award has long been the ultimate recognition for almost every aspect of cinema, especially when it comes to acting. Throughout the years, despite there being many controversial wins like Gwyneth Paltrow winning over Cate Blanchett during the 1999 Oscars, it’s still no denying that the many Academy-Award winning performances were at least somewhat decent. However, a decent performance… Read more »

22 August 2017 | Features, Other Lists

The 1980s may have perfected the action movie genre: with censorship having been relaxed throughout the 70s and audiences becoming more accustomed to darker and edgier content in their films, action movies of this decade took a decidedly more violent turn. Although this decade produced some of the most beloved action films of all time–Die Hard, Lethal Weapon, and Rambo… Read more »

22 August 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Rhythm is one of the most important elements of cinema. Every movie has recognizable beats, whether narrative or visual. The way in which they are constituted and ordained will determine the pace of a film. For this reason, Michael Haneke has said that cinema is more similar to music than it is to literature. A finished film must be greater… Read more »

22 August 2017 | Features, Film Lists

For as long as full-length film has been available to the public, the goal of the filmmaker was normally to send all of their audiences home happy. Sounds like pandering, yes, but it makes sense. Viewers dedicate their time to a hard day’s at work and use whatever money they can scour from their check to buy a $10 ticket,… Read more »

22 August 2017 | Features, Film Lists

After the French premiere of his film “The Conformist”, Bernardo Bertolucci waited patiently outside of a local drugstore in France for his mentor and legendary film director Jean-Luc Godard to arrive with his opinion about his new film. Bertolucci held Godard in such high regard that he considered there were two eras of cinema – films made before Godard started… Read more »

22 August 2017 | Features, Other Lists