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Daily Archives: October 25, 2017

Zombie films have always been a horror staple of cinema. Victor Halperin’s White Zombie was released in 1932 and is often cited as the first zombie film. After that a steady slew of zombie films followed in the thirties, forties and fifties. The zombies in these films were mostly pale, slow moving, obedient and they certainly didn’t eat anyone. In… Read more »

25 October 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Stanley Kubrick, Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock, and many other great directors from yesteryear have controversially never won a best directing Oscar. How can some of the most influential and legendary directors in film history not be recognized for their directing talents by the Academy? They’ve arguably superseded some of the peers who took home the statute instead of them. Cinephiles… Read more »

25 October 2017 | Features, People Lists

The impact of Asian cinema in the international scene is a fact that cannot be doubted; either we are referring to filmmakers basing/copying/adapting/remaking films from the region, or adopting various elements of the style and aesthetics of the Asian masters of the medium. Evidently, the first that come to mind are the Japanese of the 50s and 60s, like Ozu… Read more »

25 October 2017 | Features, Film Lists