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Daily Archives: January 9, 2018

Movie production breeds conflict. Films take years to make, involve thousands of people, ridiculous sums of money, and the biggest egos in the world. This combines for a chaotic environment where any misstep in the process means the loss of money, careers, reputations, and renown—the latter of which is most coveted. So much rides on a motion picture’s success that… Read more »

09 January 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Before we know it, the 2018 Oscars will be here. Many of the Best Picture nominees can be predicted if you are familiar enough with the annual formula. You see which films have done well in all sorts of other awards ceremonies. You take notice of which films have the current push (promotion and success before the big night are… Read more »

09 January 2018 | Features, Other Lists

This list of films is necessarily inadequate. There are a large number of truly great films to have received a hundred percent critically favourable reviews. It would have been desirable to select silent classics of German Expressionism such as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Hitchcock’s drama Shadow of a Doubt, Kieślowski’s Red and especially the films of Satyajit Ray, to… Read more »

09 January 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Since the dawn of consciousness, identity has been something that’s complicated to understand, and through the years many philosophers, thinkers and artists have sought to find out what ‘identity’ really is. “Why am I me and not somebody else?”, “What makes me different from the rest?”, “Why does everybody have a different personality?”. While these questions might seem infantile and… Read more »

09 January 2018 | Features, Film Lists