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“My mom is a storekeeper and my stepdad is a barman,” states French filmmaker Yann Danh who was 10 years old when he first became aware of the cinema. “Watching movies became almost compulsive; I used to watch three or four a day such as Once Upon a Time in America , Terminator , Evil Dead , 2001 , Serpico , Touch of Evil , Once Upon a Time in the West , Taxi Driver , and Bruce Lee movies.” The plan was to pursue a career in the video game industry changed at the age of 16. “After making my first short film [in high school], I knew cinema was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.” Every film project has been educational. “I learned how to make a shot list, »
- Trevor Hogg
I think most of us can agree that Homeland went sharply downhill somewhere in its third season. And that was a real shame, considering how brilliant the Emmy-winning first season, and slightly lesser but still deeply enjoyable second season, of the Showtime thriller actually were. Now, the show is prepping its fourth season, which is something of a reboot following the conclusion of the Nicholas Brody storyline that had previously propelled the show forward.
Today, we’re hearing that Homeland has recruited two talented actors to fill the void left by Damian Lewis: Corey Stoll and Laila Robins. Stoll, known to audiences for his role as House Representative Peter Russo on Netflix’s political drama House of Cards, will guest star as Sandy Bachman, the CIA Chief of the Station in Pakistan, who’s widely considered to be a rising star in the agency. Stoll, who will star on »
- Isaac Feldberg
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 23 Jan 2014 - 05:44
Our series of lists devoted to underappreciated films brings us to the year 2006, and a further 25 overlooked gems...
With all the major films that elbow their way into their cinemas every year, there's bound to be some casualties among the big hits. And just like any other year, 2006 was dominated by the likes of Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, The Da Vinci Code and Ice Age: The Meltdown. But in tandem, there were dozens of lesser-seen films which shuffled in and out of cinemas (or occasionally, didn't get a release in cinemas at all) without very many people noticing.
As we're sure you're aware by now, these lists aim to redress the balance a little, and hopefully introduce a few films from any given year that you may have missed. There are also one or two films that, although »
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