Category Archives: Fresh Blood For The Old Guard

No matter how much of a fanatic we profess to be, we all have gaps in our knowledge when it comes to our passions. Here, I’ll share my first experiences with canonical pieces of cinema.

Fresh Blood For The Old Guard: The Best Years of Our Lives

The Best Years of Our Lives follows three soldiers returning from war to a small American town. The film is unique among its era for the courage with which it tackles the consequences of war on simple, peaceful domestic life. … Continue reading

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Fresh Blood For The Old Guard: Sunrise

Sunrise: a Song of Two Humans casts a pretty monumental shadow in the arthouse sector. When Sight and Sound released its Greatest Films of All Time poll, it was Vertigo that got all the headlines, finally toppling Citizen Kane. Sunrise, … Continue reading

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Fresh Blood For The Old Guard: Sherlock Jr/One Week

Due to the overwhelming nature of Buster Keaton’s genius, any evaluation of his works leads to a lot of superlatives getting launched his way. So, this article can’t help but double as Mad Man McKinnon’s Marvelous Menagerie of Magnificently Manly … Continue reading

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Fresh Blood For The Old Guard: The Conversation

Francis Ford Coppola most definitely sits high up in the pantheon of great film makers, probably with tenure. Nothing in his estimable career can match up to the year he had in 1974, when he released a pair of Best … Continue reading

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Fresh Blood For The Old Guard: Intolerance

In this era of blockbusters, casting as wide a net as possible seems to be the top priority. Films must appeal to four quadrants, and do their best to keep from alienating any particular group of people if they hope … Continue reading

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Fresh Blood For The Old Guard: Duck Soup

Trying to form screenwriting and filmmaking criticism regarding strict comedies presents an interesting challenge. A film like Duck Soup makes no pretensions towards crafting a complex or interesting story. Its sole priority is to entertain. There’s no shortage of nobility … Continue reading

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Fresh Blood For the Old Guard: Spartacus

No matter how much of a fanatic we profess to be, we all have gaps in our knowledge when it comes to our passions. Here, I’ll share my first experiences with canonical pieces of cinema. A few years ago, I … Continue reading

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