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Daily Archives: November 15, 2017

What’s in a flop? That much dreaded result when a costly film just doesn’t find its audience, or is mauled via word of mouth. Regardless of the whole spiel that a movie is “a collaboration of hundreds,” when the results go south someone has to be stuck with the blame, and the easy answer is that it’s the director’s fault…. Read more »

15 November 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Film discussions on the internet have become a fight of extremes: if you were to believe some reviewers and commentators, every movie that comes out is either an absolute masterpiece or unredeemable trash. The truth, however, is a little more complex. The fact is that almost every movie has both good and bad elements to it. It may be poorly… Read more »

15 November 2017 | Features, Other Lists

Some films are remembered, some forgotten. Some are praised and some are not. The odd thing is that initial reactions may well not count in the long run concerning a film’s ultimate reputation. There are also degrees of fame, rejection, praise and damnation. A well-made film may be little known and seen but loved by the few who did find… Read more »

15 November 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Once more, let us delve in the key word in the title a bit. What is controversial, in terms of cinema? The easy answer would entail films that have been banned from their country of origin, or even other countries. The ones that had their directors ostracized would be another, as would the ones that challenge “normality,” breaking taboos in… Read more »

15 November 2017 | Features, Film Lists