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Top Ten Films of 2016 – Reinventing Genre, Celebrating Cinema?

The presentation of the Academy Awards is the perfect time to reflect on what the best movies of the previous year really were.  As opposed to scrambling out a top ten list that gets heavily influenced by all of the year-end Oscar bait, taking some time to consider, and even revisit favorites a few months… Continue reading Top Ten Films of 2016 – Reinventing Genre, Celebrating Cinema?

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‘Pete’s Dragon’ – Old-fashioned Remake or New Magical Classic?

In a year marked by a number of remakes of inconsistent quality (‘Jungle Book’, ‘Ghostbusters’, etc.), Disney’s latest remake, ‘Pete’s Dragon’ stands out as the best by far.  Indie writer / director David Lowery (‘Ain’t Them Bodies Saints’) has taken only the basic idea of the original animation/live action hybrid (a popular trope of the… Continue reading ‘Pete’s Dragon’ – Old-fashioned Remake or New Magical Classic?