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Our countdown of the 100 best films of the 21st century continues. This is Part 2 #75 through 51.
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The first decade and a half of the 21st century has brought a lot of changes to the landscape of film. The advancement and sophistication of computers has made realistic computer generated effects a mainstay in both big-budget and small-budget films. The internet and streaming technologies have given big Hollywood new competition in films produced independently and by non-traditional means. We went from purchasing films on yards of tape to plastic disks, and now we can simply upload them to the cloud. Advertisements for films have reached a higher, more ruthless level where generating hype through trailers and teasers is crucial for a film’s commercial success. Movie attendance has fluctuated along with the economy, but that hasn’t stopped films from breaking box office records, including having films gross »
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With nine films to his name before the age of 50, Noah Baumbach has time and time again proved himself to be a zealous, original auteur and screenwriter. Beginning with the acerbic, quick-witted ode to collegiate Neverland, “Kicking and Screaming,” in 1995, Baumbach’s films have been filled with spirited individuals yearning for significance, and there aren’t many other directors who can exfoliate such emotional animation. Read More: Retrospective: The Films Of Noah Baumbach A co-writing collaboration with Wes Anderson on 2004’s “The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou,” and his Academy Award-nominated screenplay for his own directorial effort, 2005’s “The Squid and the Whale,” not only brought an avalanche of regurgitated childhood memories onto this author’s lap, but the semi-autobiographical picture made Baumbach a household name. In this new video essay, Fernando Andrés takes a look at Baumbach’s career, and focuses specifically on his achievements as a »
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