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There are many sayings that dealing with being at a low point in your life can aspire great creativity, or by oppression comes liberation through the arts, and so forth. This can be made especially for directors away from their traditional means of filmmaking. Due to a variety of reasons, a director is forced to relocate to another part of… Read more »

21 October 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Slow-burn horror is categorised by a gradual feeling of escalation. These films reveal their most horrific content and impressions slowly, and offer a maintained sense of dread without having to frequently offer genre conventions to make the audience fearful. Instead, they unravel at a chilling pace, just in time to satisfy audiences with something that they had a feeling would… Read more »

21 October 2018 | Features, Film Lists

When pitted against such stiff competition as aliens, ghosts, vampires, werewolves, zombies, and a stockpile of bloodthirsty and vengeful demons and spirits, it’s easy to overlook and undervalue the murderous mayhem and outright terror that serial killers can mete out in the plasma-splattered halls of horror cinema history. This list will rectify that right away with this impressive selection of… Read more »

21 October 2018 | Features, Film Lists

As a viewer, it’s easy to forget just how difficult the process of filmmaking can be. We see the final piece and get lost in the wholeness. The journey of a film growing from mere idea to blockbuster release is a long and arduous one. Given there are so many people involved – not only the acting talent and directing… Read more »

20 October 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Nothing quite gets families in the spirit of Halloween like coming together to celebrate. Whether that means planning a party, making your own haunted house, or just decorating and watching the best movies of the season, you’ll need a something that satisfies both children and adults in the process. Essentially, you’ll need something visually impressive for the kiddos and something… Read more »

20 October 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Sometimes directors make odd choices to join their cast. But once you watch the film you see that their choice wasn’t odd at all, but completely logical. The director just saw something in the actor that fitted the character perfectly and it worked out just like they anticipated. The result of this is some pretty good acting from actors who… Read more »

20 October 2018 | Features, People Lists

Many years ago in the introduction to her book of capsule reviews, 5001 Nights at the Movies, the noted film critic Pauline Kael rendered one of her (numerous) opinionated opinions by stating that anyone seeing a film on television, whether it be a live broadcast or via video, was committing a cultural crime with themselves being the victim. OK, in… Read more »

20 October 2018 | Features, People Lists

When it comes to the horror genre, there are some films that are so scary, so disturbing, or possibly just so bad that you know that you will only ever be able to watch them once. And when it comes to horror films, many people think that the fear factor or jump scares will be decreased with repeat watches. However… Read more »

19 October 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Remember Jen Lindley? Major Dawson’s Creek fans will, as she was a lead character for all six seasons of the heartthrob teen drama. To any non-fans, as you can probably guess – since this is the introduction to a person-specific list—this is the character that introduced Michelle Williams to many people (those who weren’t familiar with her child performances, anyways)…. Read more »

19 October 2018 | Features, Film Lists

A cloudy sky rules, formidable Victorian buildings stand still, and a smell of beer overwhelms the atmosphere. And then, quirky gunmen roam the city in a rush and all at once disappear into its underground paths and covered walkways. Arguably, Britain has got the character, the style, and a quite entertaining crime cinematic underworld. From the American film-noir movement of… Read more »

19 October 2018 | Features, Film Lists

The ‘Individual vs System’ theme has been used time and again in film after film creating something of a small genre of itself. It is encouraging to see one person or a small group standing up against an all-powerful system even if the end result may be either triumphant or disastrous. It is the perfect technique to make us root… Read more »

18 October 2018 | Features, Film Lists

American studio horror has been on the upswing as of late with critical and commercial bulldozers such as It and A Quiet Place ranking among the highest box office earners of their year, beating many $100m+ budgeted blockbusters. Jordan Peele’s socially conscious Get Out continued to improve the perception for horror, a genre which has often and unfairly been regarded… Read more »

18 October 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Dear TOC fans, Our original Taste of Cinema page was hacked in the last two weeks, and thanks for the help from the Facebook team, we are now able to retrieve the page. Sorry about the trouble those spam posts have caused our fans there. Thanks for all the concerns and support during this incident. We will update content from our… Read more »

18 October 2018 | Other Lists

A good muse is hard to find. But luckily for movie lovers, some of the greatest actors and directors found mutual inspiration in each other, and produced some iconic art in the process. One might imagine that the right combination of premier talent would simplify the creative process, but this has not always been the case. On the contrary, many… Read more »

16 October 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Damien Chazelle is just four films old, and he has already carved a niche for himself. First Man is a testament to the fact he is inching towards a bracket of great contemporary film-makers. Damien Chazelle’s previous three films have Jazz and obsessive, introverted lead protagonists, ready to go to any length to realise their dreams in common. His works… Read more »

16 October 2018 | Features, Reviews

Now that the sun has set on the sensational 37th annual Vancouver International Film Festival (which ran from September 27th – October 12th, 2018), Taste of Cinema offers up our favorites from what was another bustling, exciting, and very impressive festival. As with previous years at VIFF, it was a very crowded field with so many movies vying for our… Read more »

16 October 2018 | Features, Film Lists