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Daily Archives: December 30, 2017

Sometimes the appeal of a famous movie performer will be totally lost on us. “Why does anybody care about this actor?” we ask ourselves, doubting our own judgment or everyone else’s. But even worse than that disconnect is when a newcomer or established star finds a role that makes critics gush, the Academy swoon and your own shoulders shrug. All… Read more »

30 December 2017 | Features, People Lists

One of the most common accusations made against genre movies, or in fact any movie that isn’t either an arthouse favorite or Oscar bait, is that they’re “style over substance.” What critics mean when they use this expression is that the movie prioritizes its visuals over a perceived depth; films that prefer to dazzle the viewer with the virtues of… Read more »

30 December 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Three acts. Beginning, middle, end. Shot reverse shot. Do all stories need to be told this way? Cinema is one of the most complex forms of art. The number of elements this art form uses to compose a piece of work are truly vast and the possibilities tend to be infinite. Sometimes we watch a movie that is able to… Read more »

30 December 2017 | Features, Film Lists