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 in … 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, which is the first cinematic attempt to branch out of the episodic storytelling structure that weaved the narrative of the Skywalker lineage, 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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