Titanic: Twelve-years as the highest-grossing film of all time. Winner of eleven Academy Awards. But most importantly, the proud owner of one of cinema’s most bizarre behind the scenes stories.
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Film News and Musings
The Flicks and Pieces Top Ten Films of 2019
Obligatory countdown incoming…because I probably shouldn’t just list Endgame ten times.
Dolph Lundgren’s ‘The Punisher’: Marvel’s First Cinematic Superhero
We need to talk about The Punisher. No, not Jon Bernthal’s Netflix version. Nor Ray Stevenson’s take on the character in War Zone (2008). Not even Thomas Jane’s 2004 offering – you should be so lucky. Instead, we’re heading back even further, all the way to the late ’80s we go. Thirty years on from…
The Goose Cinematic Universe
Retcon of the utmost importance.
The Mexican Cinema Series: A Conclusion (7/7)
Mexican cinema’s “direct approach to reality”.
Three Amigos: Cuarón, Iñárritu and Del Toro: The Mexican Cinema Series (6/7)
“A new Mexico and a new international audience.”
Mexico’s Cinematic Representation and Identity: The Mexican Cinema Series (5/7)
“This ‘wave’ is an effect of what is happening in the arts in Mexico and not just film. It’s a generation reclaiming its part in the world, and not only in Mexico.”
The Makings of a Modern Cinematic Renaissance: The Mexican Cinema Series (4/7)
“A country is an idea that can be expressed through images”.
The Films and Filmmakers of a Mexican Cinema New Wave: The Mexican Cinema Series (3/7)
“A country is an idea that can be expressed through images, words and many other forms of expression.”
The Politics of Culture: The Mexican Cinema Series (2/7)
“When it was suggested to Churchill that he should close the museums and stop the funds for every cultural project because the country needed money for the war, his response was that if we sell this and close that, then what are we fighting for?”
A Search For Cultural Identity: Introducing the Mexican Cinema Series (1/7)
At the turn of the twenty-first century, Mexican cinema entered into a period of incredible success. A new wave, later to be dubbed the Buena Onda. This is the story of the highs, lows and ultimately, the successes of Mexican Cinema.
Myths and Monsters: The Films of Guillermo del Toro
For Guillermo del Toro, it was what lay beneath the bed, behind the curtain, or in the darkness that made him tick as a child and that inspires him creatively as a writer and director today. As a self-confessed lover of the macabre, del Toro surrounds himself with art, imagery, sculptures and collections of all that…