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A Cinematic Call to Arms

26 Dec

Generally, when it comes to movies, I’m not a fan of the bait and switch.

How frustrating it is to go to a movie expecting to see one thing, and having the film be something else entirely.

But in the case of Hugo, I found the bait and switch a pleasant, and exciting, surprise.

Yes, that’s right: Hugo is not the children’s movie it’s being marketed to be. Rather, it’s a film that celebrates filmmaking and makes a strong case for preserving the films of our past, the ones that laid the foundation for the movies of today.

The filmmaker behind this cinematic call to arms is none other than Martin Scorsese, who has made one of the most beautiful films of his career, and surely one of the best of this year. Continue reading