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(Ch. 7) Blockbusters & Event Films

The movie box office landscape changed during the summer of 1975 when a shark invaded the oceans of the northeastern United States and killed several people (and caused mass chaos) on Amity Island. 767 more words

That's A Nice Pseud You're Wearing...

I shall be eternally grateful to Private Eye magazine and, I suspect, Peter Cook for the wonderful term ” pseud “. I saw it in the 1970’s in descriptions that were applied to London literati and artistic frauds and I have loved it ever since. 372 more words


When did we forget the purpose of film criticism?

There’s been a distinct change in recent years in the attitude towards film reviews throughout the internet. It’s something approaching toxic, stifling the idea that reviews can hold a unique opinion and instead holding them to an invisible choice between ‘good’ and ‘bad’. 691 more words


Why pandering to social justice warriors has failed

This summer, two films have been placed on the spotlight. One of them is Suicide Squad, a film that, despite its shortcomings in terms of narrative, is a decently entertaining comic book film. 1,030 more words

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Kekhawatiran Gunawan (Abimana Aryasatya), yang tidak mampu melihat perkembangan keluarganya karena vonis dokter perihal pernyakitnya, memberikan ide untuk tetap hadir sebagai sosok ayah yang menjadi pemimpin keluarga. 618 more words





Masa lalu Manuk (Prasajadi Heru) sangat mempengaruhi kehidupannya di saat dewasa. Ketakutan, kekecewaan, dan keprihatinan hidupnya membuatnya menjadi seorang pria kesepian yang hidup bersama kenangan dan imajinasi absurd yang dimilikinya. 663 more words


Kent Jones profile

Kent Jones is not the first film critic to turn filmmaker. But as director of the New York Film Festival, a role he has held since late 2012, Jones’s increasingly prolific output behind the camera can, on occasion, put him in an awkward position. 1,971 more words

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