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Daily Archives: November 29, 2017

In mid-September this year, the website “Medium” published a study by Yves Bergquist, the director of the Data and Analytics Project at the University of Southern California’s Entertainment Technology Center. The research was about the relationship between a movie’s critical reception and box office gains, and analyzed data from just the 21st century. The results were both expected and unexpected;… Read more »

29 November 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Frogs falling out of the black night sky. An oil well owned by a man possessed by greed blowing up. A drug-infused investigative endeavour. Two men fighting in a garden, rolling around on the grass – in love or repulsion? Dissecting the emotion that drives the characters or the storyteller in a Paul Thomas Anderson film is a futile task…. Read more »

29 November 2017 | Features, Other Lists

From explicit gore to the sexually perverse, cinema has always dabbled in the provocative and the disturbed. William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist and The French Connection, once said, “if I wasn’t a director, I might have become a serial killer”. His words reveal so much about the craft and the kind of minds that champion it. Filmmakers have sought… Read more »

29 November 2017 | Features, People Lists