Tag Archives: film lovers

  • La Fée aux Choux (1896) - Alice Guy-Blaché

    One of the worlds’ first narrative films by arguably the world’s first female filmmaker.

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  • Day for Night (1973) - Francois Truffaut

    Truffaut’s film … is a poem in praise of making movies … We learn in an offhand way some of the trade secrets of moviemaking, such as … how scenes are shot “day for night” (a filter is used to give the effect of night while shooting in daylight) … Truffaut was a founder of the […]

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  • Are movies dead? -

    Citing the high quality of both this year’s Oscar nominees and the 2014 Sundance Film Festival line-up, Salon’s Andrew O’Hehir argues against current claims that we’ve entered the post-cinematic era.

  • Prisoner of the Mountains/Caucasus (1996) - Sergey Bodrov

    “Unlike the majority of American battle movies in recent years — movies that often treat real wars as huge video games fought by wise-cracking superheroes and bloodthirsty supervillains — Bodrov’s update of Tolstoy’s tale suggests that wars are simply fought, with sometimes hideous consequences, by men. (And, in this case, women and children.)” (Chicago Tribune)

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  • 56 Up (2012) - Michael Apted

    “In one of my several reviews of the ‘UP’ documentaries, I referred to the series as the noblest project in cinema history. I am older now and might refrain from such hyperbole. But we are all older now, and this series proves it in a most deeply moving way … You know the premise. In 1964, British TV produced a film titled “7 Up,” which focused on the lives, hopes and expectations of 14 children … Every seven years since then, the series has revisited as many of the original 14 who have agreed to continue to participate. Now here is the eighth film, ’56 UP’.” (Roger Ebert)

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  • THE CLOUD CHAMBER MYSTERY (2013) - Christian Fonnesbech

    What happens when audiences participate and technology and storytelling collide? THE CLOUD CHAMBER MYSTERY, which launched online on October 4th, 2013, is one of the latest projects to explore these questions as it weaves together elements from classical theater, game design, electronic music, science, social media, and cinematography.

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