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Every single year we have the Academy Awards to highlight the supposed best of the year. The truth is most of the time the very best are never truly nominated. Now do I necessarily care about what the Academy says, not really. But the Academy is a prestigious institute that holds weight, it shines a spotlight on films that may… Read more »

21 February 2019 | Features, Other Lists

Once again the Academy Awards have ignored and mistreated some great movies that have been released over the last year. Here is a list of 10 outstanding movies that didn’t received any single Oscar nomination this year.   10. Mandy Directed by Panos Cosmatos, “Mandy” is a psychedelic story of blood and violence. Being a lumberjack, Red Miller (Nicolas Cage)… Read more »

21 February 2019 | Features, Film Lists

“Me, personally, what I want is to allow people to be engaged actively in watching the film. I like to construct films in a way that makes you feel a bit uncomfortable, [but so you’ll still] be able to enjoy them, be intrigued [and] start to think about the meaning of things – and hopefully by the end of it,… Read more »

20 February 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Of all the different types of fans that the medium of film breeds, horror aficionados are among the most dedicated and fanatical. With an endless and growing list of sub-genres, there’s something to please everyone’s specific tastes. Cult films are born out of shared experiences. In the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s, this took the form of swapping VHS tapes and… Read more »

19 February 2019 | Features, Film Lists

There are a lot of films that are either neglected or underappreciated by the critics and the mainstream audience. Because of their unique texture, some of these have developed a loyal cult following. Here is a list of some hidden cult gems, that either need to be rediscovered or gain more followers.   16. The Long Good Friday (1980) Directed… Read more »

18 February 2019 | Features, Film Lists

The movies discussed in this article do not completely comply with the recent times but there are some aspects of these movies that are way ahead of their time—previously considered as taboo topics—but are acceptable to be raised now either through movies, books or other forms of art. The intensity of these issues vary in different countries but the interesting… Read more »

18 February 2019 | Film Lists

A dream job before 30, getting to shoot your first feature length before a true mature age, what more can a young artist ask for? It was not like that for the greats that we now learn in film school. They are always a medium for change, using their talent even from an early age to leave us wanting more,… Read more »

17 February 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Hollywood is one of the few places where being a villain sometimes pays off. In an industry where they hand out awards to the good, the bad, and the ugly alike, actors have every incentive to tap into their dark sides and turn in deliciously diabolical performances. Though winning an Oscar is no foolproof measure of acting genius, the prestigious… Read more »

16 February 2019 | Features, People Lists

We live in a world of numerous remake, reboot, sequel, prequel, spin-off, and cinematic universes. These terms are so similar; yet, so different in definition, that it can drive a potential viewer to disregard them completely. Although, in the 21st century, a largely derogatory connotation is attached with movie sequels in the film buff’s mind due to the constant negligence… Read more »

15 February 2019 | Features, Film Lists

When you hear of a “biographical film,” you may think of mostly formulaic, even some manipulative stuff like “The Theory of Everything” and/or “A Beautiful Mind,” but the genre is much more than that. There’s almost a certain formula when it comes to biopics. If it’s an inspirational person, the movie will surely have some dramatic moments, maybe a touching… Read more »

14 February 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Awards season is approaching an end, which means you’ll finally stop hearing about Rami Malek and Regina King. That’s cause for celebration, since most people are sick of hearing about these performances for three to four long months. Are they worthy of praise? Absolutely, but there comes a time when people are just ready to move on and talk about… Read more »

14 February 2019 | Features, Film Lists

As the years go by, cars lose their curves, records lose their scratchy sound and homes lose their lace. Times change and so do we‒ all at one with our cultures, our aesthetics, our fashions. Change is a need. It’s an unstoppable force, maybe, but it doesn’t erase memory in its sweeping establishment. On the detailed façade of an old… Read more »

14 February 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Every year it’s a given that there’s a great many films that go without the recognition they deserve. When you take into consideration there’s thousands of films made every single year, and let’s try dwindling that down to maybe a few hundred that are actually worthwhile, there’s no way we can expect people to go out of their way to… Read more »

13 February 2019 | Features, Film Lists

This is a list for those of you who enjoy films that have some “weirdness” to them, in different degrees. Of course, what “strange” and “weird” actually means is up to the individual person. To some, “Amélie” can be a weird and fun (and very French) film, while others have to dig deep into the most obscure underground short films… Read more »

13 February 2019 | Features, Film Lists

In the movie business, unfortunately quality doesn’t always equal commercial success. Particularly with the rise of the blockbuster, there has been a real demand from cinema goers for big action and big special effects. The appetite is seemingly endless, and with development of new technology and increased budgets standards have been steadily improving. 2018 is an example of a year… Read more »

13 February 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Not all films enjoy a devoted and passionate fan base. Some of them are still unsung masterpieces deserving more love and attention. Here is a list of some “hidden cult gems”.   14. Hardcore (1979) “Oh my God, that’s my daughter” The quote is taken from Paul Schrader’s underrated intense drama “Hardcore” featuring George C. Scott as Jake VanDorn, a… Read more »

12 February 2019 | Features, Film Lists