Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Big City

Indian director Satyajit Ray first burst onto the filmic scene in 1955 with his debut feature Pather Panachali, which single-handedly introduced the world of cinema to its first widely known Indian voice in over half a century of the medium’s … Continue reading

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So, Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya has only played at one theater in the entire state where I live – Pennsylvania. And yet, Dumb and Dumber To is getting released in over 3,000 theaters nationwide this weekend. Sigh. Sometimes, … Continue reading

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Make Way For Tomorrow

Leo McCarey’s Make Way for Tomorrow is one of the truly great underrated masterpieces from the classic era of American cinema. While it hasn’t gained much notoriety outside of more serious film lover circles, it hasn’t lost its impact in the … Continue reading

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Interstellar – honest thoughts

In light of my recent parody review of the film (in case the writeup itself wasn’t noticeably condescending enough), I thought I’d share my actual thoughts on the film, since it was the big cinematic event of the weekend, and … Continue reading

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Interstellar

Christopher “Messiah” Nolan’s latest gift to humanity has just been received by the world and our entire species is all the better for it. To describe the plot in the wholly unworthy verbosity that the English language affords us would … Continue reading

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The Babadook

Holy cow, has 2014 been a banner year for horror films or what? Excluding all the annual genre junk like Annabelle or Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, there’s been a yearlong succession of really interesting and unique material which explores the … Continue reading

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The Homesman

Of all the major Hollywood genres that reached the height of their popularity during the classic era but have since died off by now (some examples being musicals, film noir, etc), I lament the loss of the Western genre the most. Such … Continue reading

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