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Tag: Heath Ledger

Academy Awards 2018: A Small but Meaningful Win for the Horror, Sci-Fi & Superhero Genres

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos Every year, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences honour some of the best films of the year. Every year however, aside from an incredibly small number of films, the horror, sci-fi, superhero and action genres are often subjected to snubs by the Academy. While these films strike a chord ...

Ten Years Later: Remembering Heath Ledger

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos Today marks the ten year anniversary of Heath Ledger’s sudden death. The late actor was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on January 22, 2008 and was 28 years old. It was news that rippled throughout the globe as many media outlets began to speculate how and why the actor was ...

The Dark Knight Revisited: A Thematic, Critical and Historical Analysis

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos This essay was originally written for my action cinema class at the University of Toronto. I received a good mark on it so I thought it would be a great addition do this site.  In a post-classical, “New Hollywood” generation, successful action films often produce sequels leading to a franchise.  Each film ...

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