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Let me start off by saying that this should in no way be considered the final word but rather the beginning of a long discussion. There are so many great directors out there that it’s almost ridiculous to narrow it down to only 10. For that matter it’s seemingly ridiculous to give all the credit of a film’s success to… Read more »

19 March 2019 | Features, People Lists

David Lynch is adored by millions because of his idiosyncratic style. One of the very few filmmakers to successfully merge the underground with the mainstream, Lynch has affected many crowds because of his ability to deliver something different to the masses. It’s no secret that his films are strange. That’s what makes this list easy. However, picking only a handful… Read more »

18 March 2019 | Features, Other Lists

There is a great scene in the recently released American Animals (Bart Layton, 2018), in which the four thieves, who are starting to prepare a heist of their own, buy every heist film they can find and watch them all in an attempt to gather ideas. Of course, this isn’t really the best idea, however, they definitely saw some terrific… Read more »

17 March 2019 | Features, Film Lists

In the world of cinema, so many directors have a message or idea they wish to get across. Some of these ideas are conveyed in such a shocking or absurd manner that it really drives the idea home. Legendary directors such as Pier Paolo Pasolini are masters of this with films like Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)… Read more »

17 March 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Virtuosic single take scenes are one of the key hallmarks of cinema. Whether it’s filming an entire scene in one distanced take or making use of steadicam or handheld cameras, an extended sequence with no cuts can immerse the viewer into the film, allowing us to process reality as the characters may see it. There are many good effects of… Read more »

17 March 2019 | Features, Other Lists

We have all been guilty of criticizing films that make their way into the theater. Seeing a certain actor, story, or director immediately has us feeling turned on or off. In the same vein, sometimes online film critics can be overly harsh or overzealous in their comments about new movies. One of the loudest voices in film commenting, is the… Read more »

16 March 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Regardless of the periodic contrasting suggestion from the filmmaking community, there are more similarities than differences between poetry and film. Both art forms engage aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of form in their implementation; the poem uses the metre and sound symbolism, whereas film uses both visual and sound-based association in their favor. When the emotions surrounding life and its choices,… Read more »

15 March 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Horror movies turn into franchises more often than any other genre. It often brings financial success, but the critical reception of sequels goes down-spiral. The thing works simple, you have one film that becomes a considerable success at the box-office and earns critical acclaim. While the former often becomes the reason to make a sequel, the latter is almost completely… Read more »

15 March 2019 | Features, Film Lists

It’s hard to top the master of suspense, especially on his home field that covers a variety of genre movies, including thriller, horror and mystery. The mastery of Hitchcock lies in his simplicity to visually combine scenes into a very suspenseful storyline, almost all his films are one never-ending breathless emotion. It’s a combination of story and experience that bring… Read more »

15 March 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Ensemble films can either unify or be a complete mess, like many other things. Whether they are parallel stories in a shared world, or a group of great actors occupying the same time and space, they must flow together to make a lasting film. On this list, there are films where actors don’t ever cross one another’s paths, or where… Read more »

14 March 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Since the writing of the Bible, it has been found the first iconographics reports of the battles between good and evil. God vs. the Devil; such a clash goes on in countless cultures around the world. Years earlier, Plato’s dialogues presented the idea of ​​an absolute moral good, shortly before the creation and establishment of monotheism. In cinema, from its… Read more »

14 March 2019 | Features, Film Lists

It has not been long since the latest Academy Awards were handed out for the films that made positive critical impacts in the last year. But in the midst of this award giving season, it is all too easy to forget another brand of films all together, the ones that won’t achieve critical acclaim but in their own way made… Read more »

13 March 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Short films are, without a doubt, ridiculously overlooked by most film fans, generally being put to one side in favour of seeing a feature instead, however, whilst choosing a feature over a short may guarantee that you spend longer in front of the screen, and in some cases will lead you to seeing a better film, doing so doesn’t always… Read more »

13 March 2019 | Features, Film Lists

People love to obsess over the Oscars, but they also love to complain about the Oscars. Hundreds of big movies are released each year, so it’s no surprise the Oscar’s don’t always pick the most universally beloved. Thinking realistically, there will never be a time where the Oscars make everybody happy. There will, however, be times where they make most… Read more »

12 March 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Ingmar Bergman is undoubtedly one of the greatest directors of all time. Through cerebral topics such as religion, philosophy and morality, he has created priceless jewels of the world cinema. Here is a list of Bergman-like works not by Ingmar Bergman.   10. 3 Women (1977) Robert Altman, one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, creates another priceless masterpiece… Read more »

12 March 2019 | Features, Film Lists

In 2019, outrage culture is expanding each day and material that would have been considered innocuous a mere ten years ago inspires dozens of think pieces on how “problematic” it is. In retrospect, this means that if a film was controversial in the past, there’s a good chance that it was more provocative than anything that could get released today…. Read more »

11 March 2019 | Features, Film Lists