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The horror genre, since the beginning of time, has been a constant escape for its viewers. Through the decades there have been classic films that haunt our dreams and even over the top cheese fests that make us laugh. Horror is that genre that critics love to say will come and go but fans remain loyal to and support for… Read more »

17 August 2017 | Features, Film Lists

To spare the reader some time, this intro will be kept short as this is very familiar territory for many. Whether they are films that are either too harshly talked about, or not even talked about at all, here they are: 10 more films audiences and readers should consider looking into. And for the ones that people usually aren’t fond… Read more »

17 August 2017 | Features, Film Lists

There is a moment late in “Dunkirk,” Christopher Nolan’s ferociously vivid account of the evacuation of over 300,000 cornered British soldiers from France during World War II, when a man accepts that he is going to die. He’s a naval commander named Bolton and since he’s played by Kenneth Branagh, every word he speaks carries a calm dignity that would… Read more »

16 August 2017 | Features, Other Lists

For many, the term ‘sci-fi’ evokes images of giant spaceships and laser beams; the mind races to “Beam me up, Scotty” or, “May the force be with you”. But when sci-fi comes back down to earth, or focuses on elements of human psychology, things can grow rather sinister. Listed below are ten unusually dark science fiction films that deserve your… Read more »

16 August 2017 | Features, Film Lists

The Wachowskis burst onto the scene in the late 90s with creative and cool genre mishmashes that garnered them critical acclaim and the admiration of film fans across the globe. Of course, that didn’t last long as the middle and later part of their career was met with the complete opposite. Whatever your opinion of the duo or their films,… Read more »

16 August 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Some of the most fascinating films and stories force us to ponder over what happened. Instead of the movie asking a question, these films make us ask questions because the answer is so elusive. It can be easy to conflate films with a question and films with answers as the same thing, but it is important to remember the films… Read more »

16 August 2017 | Features, Film Lists

A piano note laced with animalistic perversion. A camera recording of your life being constantly observed by an unknown entity. A pigeon flying into your house through an open window. Parts of Michael Haneke’s subversive, hypnotic filmography feel as if they have no purpose at all. They are filmed as if their tranquility represents a dearth of life, but there… Read more »

16 August 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Every year, many cinephiles, as soon as they learn the Oscar nods of the year, start cheering for their personal favorites until Oscar night arrives. However, many, many times, the movie chosen by most of the critics or the audience’s favorite ends up not winning Best Picture. Remember when Orson Welles’s “Citizen Kane” lost the award to John Ford’s “How… Read more »

15 August 2017 | Features, Film Lists

So often in cinema, great performances are taken for granted and quality acting is not recognised highly enough. A big-name star is expected to give a good performance, but often it is those supporting actors and new faces that go under the radar. This list will look at the performances of this year that have not gotten the credit they… Read more »

15 August 2017 | Features, Other Lists

Spanning fifty-five years and twenty-four films, six actors have portrayed 007, and each has brought with them a unique interpretation of the ‘stupid policeman’. Some of their performances have been excellent, joining with superb writing and filmmaking to conjure near-perfect action-espionage masterpieces. Others have been almost jovial- a result of the era and tone of the film in which they… Read more »

15 August 2017 | Features, Other Lists

No matter how hard you try, it is virtually impossible to see everything that film industry and small workshops have to offer, whether you’re into mainstream, festival circuit or underground cinema. And if you are a very curious cinephile, then you probably often wish sleep weren’t a vital necessity. So, whatever your case may be, let this modest selection of… Read more »

15 August 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Trapped in a patriarchal society, the concept of female sexuality has suffered a lot and is still considered a big taboo. It is diminished and very easily misunderstood. In various countries women are still shamed for expressing their sexuality, even punished for it. In addition, women are continually being objectified and misrepresented by the media, which can be very dangerous… Read more »

15 August 2017 | Features, Film Lists

When a Hollywood movie is helmed by a single-minded creative force, a myriad of things can occur that trouble production all the way from screenplay to theatrical debut. Some directors are clouded by hubris (both on-screen and off), some dabble too frivolously with experimentation, and of course, some have their vision all but destroyed by calculating businessmen who prioritise profits… Read more »

14 August 2017 | Features, People Lists

Without having the fanfare of many of his fellow 1970s alum, Walter Hill is one of the most important and influential filmmakers of all time. He brought a hard nosed style to cinema, a successor to Sam Peckinpah that stripped away some of Sam’s more nihilistic and stylistic flourishes to really elevate pulp to something more poetic. Hill’s movies are… Read more »

14 August 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive” is his 2011 film based on the novel of the same name by James Sallis. It was nominated for an Oscar for its sound editing, an honor completely deserved. Its particularity lies in the fact that it is a successful action movie that overcomes the genre limitations; at the same time, it is appealing to the… Read more »

14 August 2017 | Features, Other Lists

Emir Kusturica’s comedies are sincere, his tragedies are full of soaring grandeur, and his representations of history deeply human. The Serbian filmmaker won the Palm d’Or twice (for When Father Was Away On Business and Underground) and Best Director at Cannes for Time of the Gypsies. Unfortunately, in recent times, his works are being discussed less and less. Almost slipping… Read more »

14 August 2017 | Features, Film Lists