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Weimar Cinema: From Darkness Into The Light

Posted on 02. Dec, 2015 by in Movies, Opinions

Weimar Cinema: From Darkness Into The Light

Along with New German Cinema, the cinema of the Weimar Republic has had an enormous influence on international perceptions of German film. This first German democratic state, which at the end of the First World War succeeded the imperial regime of Kaiser Wilhelm II, enabled film to emerge as a socially significant art form both […]

Voices of Light: An Interview With Dr. Mark Sumner

Posted on 29. Aug, 2011 by in Opinions, Rediscover

Voices of Light: An Interview With Dr. Mark Sumner

As detailed in their press release: “Dreyer’s depiction of the trial and execution of Joan of Arc is rightfully canonized as one of cinema’s masterpieces. The film combines the actual written records of the trial with a style that draws on French Impressionism, German Expressionism, and Soviet Montage to create a visually breathtaking and emotionally […]

Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films

Posted on 22. May, 2011 by in Opinions, Rediscover

Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films

Time to learn your history. The Criterion Collection has got you covered, with this DVD box set including some of the most coveted Art House masterpieces distributed by Janus Films over the past 50 years. Janus Films is a film distribution  company. It was one of the first distributors to bring what are now regarded […]

Review: ‘Machete’ serves relentless, bloody action

Posted on 04. Sep, 2010 by in Opinions

Review: ‘Machete’ serves relentless, bloody action

Certainly, “Machete” is the best feature-length extension of a fake movie trailer in Hollywood history. Fans who saw the trailer in Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s 2007 “Grindhouse” double-feature continually asked Rodriguez to turn the make-believe ad featuring Danny Trejo into a real blood-and-guts vengeance flick. Rodriguez has complied, maintaining a fair amount of the […]

‘The Other Guys’ Movie Review

Posted on 15. Aug, 2010 by in Movies, Opinions

‘The Other Guys’ Movie Review

Rumors of Will Ferrell’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. After falling from his perch atop the comedy world with a trio of high-profile disappointments, Semi Pro, Land of the Lost, and Step Brothers, the venerable funnyman seemed destined to join the tragic ranks of fellow SNL  alums Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy, comic geniuses who […]

The Big C — TV Review

Posted on 15. Aug, 2010 by in Opinions, The Biz

The Big C — TV Review

The adventurous world of cable original programming is rife with taboo-busting tales. Into the crowd of well-meaning meth dealers, anxiety-ridden mobsters and suburban pot-dealing mamas rides “The Big C,” Showtime’s new comedy starring and executive produced by Laura Linney, a show that strives to put the fun back into terminal illness — while avoiding the […]


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