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Not on Netflix: The Forgotten Masculinity of Melville’s Le Cercle Rouge

Written by Carmine Dicostanzo Melville’s penultimate and perhaps finest work, Le Cercle Rouge was filmed three years after his personal studios burned to the ground in 1967 during the production of Le Samourai. He described 1968 as a year of “nothing” and “completely wasted time” as he was forced to retool his production methods while …

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Top 5 Films of 2016

In a yet another year overrun with prequels, sequels, and big-budget superhero movies for kids, seemingly the only directors given a chance to make films that embody the CineArtistry motto of bold, audacious, and personal filmmaking were legacy directors who have already proven themselves time and time again. Fortunately, it just so happens that the …

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Not on Netflix: Why You Should Make the Effort to See Kurosawa’s RAN

Written by Carmine Dicostanzo On September 1st, 1923 an earthquake of 7.9 magnitude shook the Kanto Plain in Japan. Over 142,000 people died in total, but the single deadliest element was a fire tornado which swept through downtown Tokyo, engulfing 38,000 people who had taken shelter in the Rikogun Honjo Hifukusho. In the aftermath, two …

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