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Following in the footsteps of other recent lists of overlooked and underseen genre films, this list celebrates transgressive cinema and their brave fans that enjoy films unafraid of being brutal, nasty, and nonconforming. Horror films, when done right, deal time and again with mankind’s own dark psychology and have proven repeatedly that horror is truly a director’s genre. Luminaries like… Read more »

20 May 2019 | Features, Film Lists

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19 May 2019 | Other Lists

Sometimes you’re not looking for an easy movie; you don’t want the same old stories. You’re tired of the silly and frivolous films that come out all over the world every year. This is the list of the best 21st century art house movies, ranked in chronological order. It’ll give you a different perspective on cinema, and hopefully, it’ll make… Read more »

19 May 2019 | Features, Film Lists

There’s a lot of reasons why we love film. We love the sense of escapism, we love rich stories and compelling characters, we love great performances, explosive action, to laugh, to cry or to scare ourselves silly. No matter where our preferences lie, here, one thing we all have in common is film. But often the most relatable are the… Read more »

18 May 2019 | Features, Film Lists

For close to two decades now the 21st century has proven to be a great new era for horror fans as we’ve been experiencing something of a horror renaissance. Sure there have been sequels nobody asked for, franchises that just won’t die, and trends we’ve grown tired of (torture porn and zombie films, we’re looking at you!), but there’s also… Read more »

16 May 2019 | Features, Film Lists

According to several manuals of screenplays from the United States, a film is divided into three acts. The first: the beginning, the presentation of the film universe that will come to be explored during the duration of the film. The next: the development of a possible conflict presented in the first act; it is where the climax lies. The latter:… Read more »

15 May 2019 | Features, Other Lists

Science fiction is a versatile genre. It could be a medium for a political analysis of a society or a tool for higher entertaining. The power and the possibilities of this genre are infinite and – year after year – new movies raise the bar higher. This is a selection of recent overlooked films – from typical genre movies to… Read more »

14 May 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Cinema, an art of image and sound, can provide reflexive, philosophical experiences in a specific way, that no other art can manage in the same manner. There is a line of filmmakers that have understood and treated cinema as an adult art capable of exploring in depth the most serious questions about life and death. Here are ten of the… Read more »

14 May 2019 | Features, Film Lists

While 2019 seems like the year of reboots/remakes (“The Lion King”, “Aladdin”, “Dumbo”, “Hellboy”, “Pet Sematary”, “Child’s Play”, “Joker” and many others come to mind), Hollywood hasn’t forgotten about sequels either. In fact, there are enough sequels getting released this year that one might miss some of them on the way. For this list, we’ve ordered by their USA release… Read more »

13 May 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Obscure, Parallel, Profound, Visionary – these are the labels often attributed to films that premiere in various film festivals all over the world. Even if such extreme labeling seems rather offensive, it has to be acknowledged that film festival lineups almost never care to include mainstream fare in their schedule, in favor of a more visceral and profound visual experience…. Read more »

13 May 2019 | Features, Film Lists

So I find myself once again challenged by the topic and conversation this list brings me. There’s so many great films out there and so many to choose from that there’s no way I can do this without feeling somewhat empty because I know there’s a long list of greats I’m not mentioning here. But I must choose what I… Read more »

12 May 2019 | Features, Film Lists

David Cronenberg is undeniably one of the most prolific directors of all time. He is not only the pioneer of the body horror genre, but also the creator of numerous existential thrillers. Here is a list of several films not directed by the great Canadian director that could be part of his marvellous filmography.   10. Hardware (1990) Richard Stanley’s… Read more »

11 May 2019 | Features, Film Lists

There’s an emerging trend in Hollywood (spearheaded by Marvel) of taking little-known directors, usually with a single Indie film to their name, and giving them one of their upcoming mega-budget blockbusters to play with. The intention being to take the charm and originality they showed in their first film and inject it into the types of films that were previously… Read more »

11 May 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Cult film is alive and well in the new century, which has so far seen a wealth of memorable midnight movies, eccentric oddities, sleeper stoner comedies, and other “out there” genre films. Part of the attraction with movies designated with cult status is that they are so very different and much more provocative than mainstream populist fare. The cult film… Read more »

10 May 2019 | Features, Film Lists

A common complaint from audiences is that when it comes to upcoming films, the trailer is often criticised as giving away too much of the film. In fact, some have even called for film trailers to be banned. But before audiences even get to see a trailer, the film’s title is released. So, what if the title gives away the… Read more »

10 May 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Films that explore the relationships between people tend to be romantic, to explore the longing or  connection, or to gravitate to the erotic or sexual. However, very few films explore the sensual side of the human condition. The involvement of senses, the gratification of the physical touch or aspect between humans. Of course, this sensuality can lead to more sexuality,… Read more »

10 May 2019 | Features, Film Lists