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What They Found: Our Contributors Share Their 2018 Discoveries | The Current | The Criterion Collection
A list of movies that Criterion contributos found on 2018, not specifically movies from 2018, though
watchlist  cinema  critique 
january 2019 by hthief
The Painful Price of Becoming Jackie Chan | The New Republic
A critique on Jackie Chan's autobiography:
as the book goes on starts to feel like a protective mechanism, a carapace of cheer.
There is, too, an overarching sense of the phenomenal success that is to come, which casts a backwards glow even on those moments when Chan was at his lowest. [..] Each trial is a stepping stone to the super-stardom that will legitimize everything that came before
china  cinema  jackie-chan  critique  biography 
january 2019 by hthief
Diary of Forbidden Dreams Movie Review (1976) | Roger Ebert
"There's probably a level of competence beneath which bad directors cannot fall. No matter how dreary [..] inept their actors, how illiterate their scripts, they've got to come up with something that can [..] be advertised as a motion picture, released and forgotten.

But a talented director is another matter.
These and other shots confirm my long-held suspicion that, when it comes right down to it, there's a nasty streak of misogyny in Polanski. "
cinema  critique  polanski 
february 2018 by hthief
Vol 14, No 2 (2010)
Baudrillard and Film-Philosophy
cinema  Baudrillard 
april 2015 by hthief
ScriptShadow: Crusade
An overview on Verhoeven's unmade Schwarzenegger's vehicle epic about the crusades
april 2015 by hthief
Memories aren't made of this: amnesia at the movies
Taken from the abstract:
Most amnesic conditions in films bear little relation to reality. Since movies both inform and reflect public opinion, doctors should be aware of the prevalent myths about amnesia. This could be invaluable when informing patients and their relatives of a diagnosis of an amnesic condition and its likely prognosis
mental-health  cinema 
april 2015 by hthief
The Chopped-Off Hands of Star Trek. I mean, Wars. Star Wars.
A comic guide at the various limbs cut off on the star wars saga
cinema  star-wars 
april 2015 by hthief

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