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The Qatsi Trilogy

“The World of Apu” is a bimonthly, diverse, and multilingual online film magazine which explores film cultures from around the world. Below you can find my analysis on the Qatsi trilogy. A cinematic statement about civilisation, technology, nature, and the relationship among the three. A trilogy left behind in the shadow cast by blockbusters, forgotten by time,Continue reading “The Qatsi Trilogy”

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Death Ship (1980): Adventure / Horror / Mystery

A Nazi ghost ship rams a cruise ship, sinks it, and then comes back only to get the survivors on board and make them descent into madness. Act I: Chessy ’70s editing, accompanied by cheesy ’70s music. Get to know who everyone is and what everyone is like. You see them having fun and thenContinue reading “Death Ship (1980): Adventure / Horror / Mystery”

Original vs Remake: Hollywood’s Need to Retell the Story (or the Lack Thereof)

“The World of Apu” is a bimonthly, diverse, and multilingual online film magazine which explores film cultures from around the world. Below you can find my analysis on a few international films, not particularly well-known ones, that have spawned renowned Hollywood successes (whether critical or commercial). Maybe I can get you to watch either orContinue reading “Original vs Remake: Hollywood’s Need to Retell the Story (or the Lack Thereof)”

Found Footage: Chronicles of Horror, Realism, and Case Studies

“The World of Apu” “The World of Apu” is a bimonthly, diverse, and multilingual online film magazine which explores film cultures from around the world. Below you can find my analysis on the origins, the decades of contestation, the development and expansion, the impact, and the current status of the found footage horror subgenre. IContinue reading “Found Footage: Chronicles of Horror, Realism, and Case Studies”

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988): Adventure / Comedy / Fantasy

In times of war and reason, Baron Munchausen shows up to inspire with a story of a lifetime that bypasses reality and goes down the rabbit hole of evocative fantasy and mythical adventure. From Constantinople to the moon, to the centre of the Earth, to the belly of the beast, and back, Baron Munchausen travelsContinue reading “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988): Adventure / Comedy / Fantasy”

Scrooged (1988): Comedy / Drama / Fantasy

A cold-hearted, spiteful TV executive, hell-bent on ruining everyone’s Christmas around him is paid a visit by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. A modern adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”. Funny, emotional, didactic, “Scrooged” will make you laugh but also mist your eyes. You’ll love every second of it. Bill Murray goes over theContinue reading “Scrooged (1988): Comedy / Drama / Fantasy”

Dirty Dancing (1987): Drama / Music Romance

Ladies… Ladies… Ladies… How many times, in your youth, pending boring family holidays, didn’t you find yourselves daydreaming of being a Jennifer Grey… And that, during the tedious holidays, you would meet, dance, and fall in love with a – more often than not – half-naked Patrick Swayze. Before Hollywood’s decadence in the Romance genre…Continue reading “Dirty Dancing (1987): Drama / Music Romance”