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Daily Archives: October 5, 2017

Last year, the folks at Taste of Cinema decides to do a list of best movies that wouldn’t get nominated for best picture at the Oscars. Considering how easy it is to narrow down the best picture nominations, a list like that proved to be a little easy to compile. So in an attempt to narrow things down even more,… Read more »

05 October 2017 | Features, Film Lists

The year 2007 was an excellent year for cinema with many modern classics treating film fans to a buffet of uncompromising filmmaking. One of these masterpieces is Sean Penn’s passion project and love letter to adventurer Christopher “Alexander Supertramp” McCandless. Adapted from the non-fiction book (of the same name) by Jon Krakauer, that, in turn, is based on the life… Read more »

05 October 2017 | Features, Other Lists

Austrian writer-director Michael Haneke (Funny Games, Amour) revisits familiar intellective terrain in his most recent rigidly composed treatise on haute-bourgeois prerogative, Happy End. In fact, so recognizable are Haneke’s pet themes of old-line disaffection amidst the intersection separating media estrangement and bubbling-just-below-the-surface violence, that the sadistic streaks and elegant arcs are all too easy to anticipate. Add the return of… Read more »

05 October 2017 | Reviews

“There is a tiger between my legs, Hans, and I’ve never had an orgasm!” says an empowered Nora (Marie Leuenberger) to her thunderstruck husband (Max Simonischek), in Swiss director Petra Volpe’s wonderful new film about the women’s suffrage movement and struggle for voting rights in 1970s Switzerland, The Divine Order. Punctuated by comedic flourishes and a resilient soft-touch, Volpe revisits… Read more »

05 October 2017 | Reviews

Although a few people like to claim that cinema is dead, it is necessary to say that cinema is alive and well. Since the beginning of the 21st century, many new creative voices emerged in cinema, making remarkable masterpieces. On this list, we approach some of them that are unique in one or more aspects. The themes, the visual, the… Read more »

05 October 2017 | Features, Film Lists

As unforgettable as it is unshakable, the fifth film from Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, The Lobster), The Killing of a Sacred Deer, is an unsettling and transgressive domestic odyssey that astounds with its unrelenting menace and imaginative fluency. Equal parts garish and gorgeous, this incendiary psychodrama tells the undone tale of renowned cardiovascular surgeon and recovering alcoholic Dr. Steven… Read more »

05 October 2017 | Reviews