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Throwback Trailer: WarGames (1983)

High school student David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) unwittingly hacks into a military supercomputer while searching for new video games. After starting a game of Global Thermonuclear War, Lightman leads the supercomputer to activate the nation’s nuclear arsenal in response to his simulated threat as the Soviet Union. 33 more words

Throwback Trailer

2016 Oscar Predictions: Best Cinematography & Best Film Editing

This post was updated October 9th.

Best Cinematography

Yeah, not much to say here, it’s probably Lubezki vs. Deakins again.

Tier 1: MY FIVE, FOR NOW… 1,534 more words


2016 Oscar Predictions: Technical Categories

This post was updated October 9th

Best Production Design

This category generally awards period pieces and large-scale fantasy epics. There are plenty of those this year, but films like… 2,065 more words


Heneral Luna Movie Review

For Filipino films, even the most award-winning ones never quite reach the same level as their Hollywood counterparts. Heneral Luna represents a new milestone in this regard. 390 more words


Oscars: Modern Gadgetry, Dusted-Off Technology Highlight Cinematography Race

It seems like we say it every year, but the Oscar race for best cinematography is as heated as it has ever been this season. 1,031 more words


The Wanted 18: Interview w/ Director Amer Shomali

Palestine’s submission for the Best Foreign Language Film category at next year’s Academy Awards is the animated documentary The Wanted 18. The debut film of Palestinian artist Amer Shomali centers on the town of Beit Sahour and their valiant determination to overthrow Israeli occupation during the first intifada. 2,004 more words


[1996] Shine

Drive is in humans’ nature – as a quest for survival; if we don’t drive, someone else will. The degree to which our own genetics affects how we drive is not controversial, but simply unknown and mostly irrelevant. 684 more words

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