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Film Fever: CinemaKnights 2015

(Film Fever is a special segment dedicated to the local film festivals/screenings I participated, which is my own way of celebrating the underappreciated art of homegrown cinema.) 1,011 more words

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Movie Review: The Babadook, Mockingjay: Part 1

Both a picture of terror born out of personal grief and political rebellion, The Babadook and Mockingjay: Part 1 (respectively) are female-focused and genre-based films that are thematically powerful in challenging the vulnerabilities of the leads bounded by their overbearing environment. 704 more words

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Jodorowsky's Dune

When a visionary genius tries to make a mind-blowing movie about a popular young man who is fond of spice and worms, he is thwarted by a bunch of accountants. 11 more words

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Snowpiercer - Film Review

When several angry passengers in third class get tired of the food, Captain America tries to upgrade them to first class, but Ed Harris sends Tilda Swinton, an army of axe-wielding henchmen and one unlucky fish to stop them while a post-apocalyptic ice age rages outside. 22 more words

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True Detective

In a land of deep darkness, two bickering boy scouts compete for the honour badge while chasing an abstract taxidermist who leaves behind a trail of unpopular sculptures with evocative music playing in the background. 15 more words

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Koudelka (Hiroki Kikuta)

An ambitious late-era Playstation 1 game, Koudelka was the first title from developer Sacnoth. With Squaresoft-style production values, the game featured highly detailed 3D models, fully rendered backgrounds and FMV cutscenes, and a highly unusual Gothic setting in Wales circa 1898. 1,329 more words

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Secret of Mana 2 (Hiroki Kikuta)

1993’s Secret of Mana had been a hit for Squaresoft, moving the company into action RPGs in a big an innovative way. So the appearance of a sequel two years later was little surprise; what was surprising was how much the development team was able to do with the concept. 1,498 more words

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