The Cinematic Journal

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‘Doctor Sleep’: A Well Executed Second Act

Mike Flanagan is a darling of horror film festivals and a rapidly rising star of the genre. Therefore, I was not at all surprised upon learning that he had been tasked with bringing Stephen King’s ‘Doctor Sleep’ onto the silver screen. On the contrary, I was excited, and fortunately, my initial expectations were met although not dramatically exceeded. Don’t get me wrong, I was not disappointed,…

Cinematic History: Defining Moments in Japanese Cinema, 1958-1988

For the sake of brevity, a tight selection had to be made for this second part of our foray into Japan’s cinematic history. Truth be told, the wholly defining moments of the Japanese silver screen…

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