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Netflix Gener-a-thon: Emotional movies featuring a strong female lead (Post 5/5)

Imitation of Life (1959) Director: Douglas Sirk, king of the ironic 1950’s melodrama. Country: USA Cast highlights: Juanita Moore and Susan Kohner are stand-outs in the stronger of the film’s two narrative strands. Both actresses were both nominated for Academy Awards for … Continue reading

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Netflix Gener-a-thon: Emotional movies featuring a strong female lead (Post 3/5)

The Tree (2010) Director: Julie Bertuccelli. Her first feature film after years of playing AD to the likes of Krystof Kieslowski. Country: Australia/France Cast highlights: Possessing androgynous, unusual looks and a wispy British accent, Charlotte Gainsbourg –the offspring of British model Jane Birkin and French … Continue reading

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Netflix and the Invention of Genres

Most film lovers have already spoken their eulogies to the video store. For those of cinephilic stripe, the excitement of going into a video store and serendipitously stumbling upon a gem hidden among rows of DVDs is now but a wistful memory. … Continue reading

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