Monthly Archives: December 2016

Year in Review: The Top Ten Films of 2016

1) Hell or High Water Hell or High Water is a layered and textured film that harmonies deft cinematic craft, a fascinating primary thematic exploration and small incidental moments. Consequently, the movie feels authentic, humorous and sharp. 2) Knight of … Continue reading

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The Virtues of Black and White Film

  George Miller’s ferociously savage and visionary post-apocalyptic film Mad Max Fury Road has been recently re-released in black and white. The new version entitled the “Black and Chrome Edition” is the director’s preferred cut of the film. With this … Continue reading

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Review: De Palma (2016)

The great surprise of the documentary De Palma is that it serves as an insightful document for advocating that a genre filmmaker can be an auteur. The picture simply shows the famed director Brain De Palma sitting down and talking … Continue reading

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Review: Rogue One- A Star Wars Story (2016)

Rogue One is the first cinematic attempt to branch out of the episodic storytelling structure that weaved the narrative of the Skywalker lineage; it halfheartedly succeeds in presenting a bold new vision for the near forty year movie franchise. George … Continue reading

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Recollections of a Festival: Russian Film Week (2016)

Introduction In the midst of turbulent and unforeseen times comes the Russian Film Week, which is a festival that provided curious cinephiles and moviegoers with a glimpse into the rich cinematic heritage of the country. The festival showcased over twenty … Continue reading

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