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Daily Archives: October 20, 2017

Like no other genre, science fiction in film has the capacity to create situations, characters, and narratives that can stretch the limits of what can be done in a narrative. Untethered to any responsibility of reflecting reality, sci-fi can travel to the ends of the galaxy, create beings out of whole cloth, and allows for the inexplicable–if not impossible–to occur…. Read more »

20 October 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Some of the greatest dramas are comedies in disguise. It’s not hard to see, with a modicum of discernment, that comedy and conflict are two sides of the same coin. Comedy serves tragedy and vice versa, and those films which extend a link between the two are conceptual wet dreams. Layers are revered in art; genre uncertainty signifies genius, and… Read more »

20 October 2017 | Features, Film Lists

The original Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of the most iconic and influential movies of all time. There’s no real argument against it. It came in and changed cinema, furthering the conversation that had begun with “Night of the Living Dead” and commenced with “The Last House on the Left”. Leatherface is one of the most well known and iconic… Read more »

20 October 2017 | Features, Film Lists

A great performance is definitive, and can often be separated from an actor or actress. That isn’t to say that these professionals are not capable of delivering a certain caliber of quality more often, but standout performances usually do exactly what they are called: stand out. These special performances can spark a newcomer’s journey, rejuvenate a career that may be… Read more »

20 October 2017 | Features, People Lists