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Relive the Glory of Sports with Olympic Games Past

Relive the Glory of Sports with Olympic Games Past

As the long-awaited Tokyo Summer Olympics get underway, let’s take a moment to look back to some favorite moments from games past. Nothing inspires or brings people together quite like the trials and triumphs of the world’s greatest athletes, which luckily have been recorded on film since the start of the 20th century. So, whoever plays and wherever the competitions take place, we’ll be ready to watch and cheer. But, first, let’s take a look at the very beginnings of ...

Indian Cinema 101: The Work of Satyajit Ray

Indian Cinema 101: The Work of Satyajit Ray

Legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa once said, “Not to have seen the cinema of Ray means existing in the world without seeing the sun or the moon.” One of cinematic history’s most groundbreaking filmmakers, Satyajit Ray, created 36 genre-spanning movies over the course of his career. And in 1992, just before his death, he was bestowed with an Academy Honorary Award. Let’s take a closer look at the work of this prolific Indian writer and director with a selection of his ...

HBO Max: Movies, Shows and Everything About the Streaming Service Explained

HBO Max: Movies, Shows and Everything About the Streaming Service Explained

What is HBO Max? The streaming service, which launched in the U.S. in May 2020 and is currently in the middle of a worldwide rollout, is essentially Warner Bros.’ attempt to take on Netflix. Unlike previously existing services HBO Now and HBO Go, HBO Max has a broader range of content.  Yes, you get everything HBO was already known for — acclaimed original shows like The Sopranos and The Wire, as well as a selection of great new movies — ...

French Cinema 101: Godard, Truffaut, Buñuel and Beyond

French Cinema 101: Godard, Truffaut, Buñuel and Beyond

You may have heard of a French duo known as the Lumière brothers, credited for the birth of cinematography at the turn of the 20th century. With their 50-second silent film “Train Pulling into a Station,” they introduced audiences around the world to the magic of the motion picture, paving the way for generations of filmmakers to come.      One such generation was known as the French New Wave, flourishing in the years after the end of the Second ...