There is always something interesting in watching horror from an unfamiliar culture. What is seen as horrific and the source of terror varies, and what is focused on can say a great deal about a people’s beliefs. “Pizza” is no exception to this, providing a story of demonic possession that would be more recognisable to […]
Here’s what’s new to Netflix Instant for the week of September 1. Top Picks Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) Directed by Barry Levinson As of late, there has been an understandable increase in discussion about the greatest roles of dearly missed talent Robin Williams. In these conversations, military radio DJ Adrian Cronauer always gets a knowing […]
Book adaptations are tricky. How does one translate a work of literature, a work of words and ink and paper, into a work of visual images? And even more challenging, how does one translate beloved literary works to the silver screen without upsetting fans of the original material? Many have tried and many have failed […]
Like how potential prey must adapt in order to thwart predators, so too did Soviet filmmakers. The works of directors like Sergei Eisenstein had to fluctuate thematically and stylistically to adhere to new cultural demands and political policies. These artists fell under considerable scrutiny, altering their protagonists, stories, and dialectics as a result of oft-changing […]
Vividly realized with visual quirks and ample personality, "The Boxtrolls" is a stop-motion animated children's tale that overachieves in the art department while forgetting to tell a worthwhile story.