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Stupid movies for stupid people

Three cheers for Mark Kermode. In a recent article on Britain’s Guardian newspaper site, he writes about the sorry state of contemporary cinema and, I think, lays the blame where it properly belongs:  the average film-goer. The blockbuster mentality didn’t … Continue reading

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“The Tree Of Life” (2011) Written & Directed by Terence Mallick

What constitutes a masterpiece?  What quality or aspect grants certain works special status, a place in the pantheon, among the immortals? Originality, certainly; also the scope of the creator’s ambition, their aesthetic fearlessness and uncompromising vision.  A masterpiece can be … Continue reading

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