Monthly Archives: July 2014

We Didn’t Need Dialogue. We Had Faces!

the-artist-silentIn 2014, the concept of silent movies seems to be so far away that no one would consider watching a film from that era for the pleasure of it. Yes, The Artist might have slightly helped to remind us all that these movies happened, but most people are still very oblivious about them. They see the acting simplistic and campy, and it looks cheap compared to modern films, or even films from the 1930s. But with sound, of course. And they don’t realise what a tremendous influence silent cinema has in everything that has come afterwards. Continue reading

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Film Review: Noah, Yet Another Controversial Movie

Noah“Of course there’s liberties, I mean, we’re making a movie here. If you read the four chapters that the Noah story takes place in, Noah doesn’t even speak. How are you going to cast Russell Crowe and not have him talk? Noah’s wife and his sons’ three wives aren’t even named in the Bible.”

Darren Aronofsky’s ambitious dream of making a film about the biblical figure Noah has finally come true, but it comes with controversy and with critics. Continue reading

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Transformers: the Extinction of Acting

Transformers PosterThere is something I need to confess: I went to see Transformers: Age of Extinction with a preconceived idea. I had liked the first movie, enjoyed the second one a great deal and never bothered to watch the third one, so sitting through this new instalment was set to be quite a task. And then I learned, minutes before the film began, that it was going to be almost three hours long. I was trapped. Continue reading

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The Doctor Gets Darker

Scary CapaldiSix weeks, that’s all we have left. Continue reading

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The Greatest Stars and Movies of the Silent Era

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