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Monthly Archives: December 2015

2015 has been a tremendous year for Taste of Cinema. We have become one of the fastest-growing movie websites in the world and we tried our best to produce great content with good taste. We are so glad that many cinephiles choose Taste of Cinema as their go-to source whenever they want to see a good movie. At the end… Read more »

31 December 2015 | Features, Other Lists

When “Meet the Press” host, Tim Russert, died in 2008, it really hit me hard for some reason. He was only 58. It was at that time it became necessary for me to pay homage to those who have has an effect and me and my life in some small way. My children call it my “wall of dead people”… Read more »

31 December 2015 | Features, People Lists

Anyone of the opinion that 2015 was a mediocre year at the multiplex just wasn’t looking hard enough. Why even narrowing the titles down to a workable 30 titles was no small feat – I cringe at the many worthy films that didn’t make the cut – and a cursory glance at the titles assembled here shows a wonderful and… Read more »

31 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists

There might be thousands of immensely talented actors all around the world, but they may be lost, unknown or forgotten because they may not have performed in great films. Millions of mainstream films will bomb and only great films can stay alive for generations. This is why the future will only remember the actors of those great films. What makes… Read more »

31 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Note: This review contains no spoilers. With his signature shrewd repartee and gleefully OTT violence, Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, The Hateful Eight, is a grisly and gratifying ensemble article that doubles as chamber piece. Revisiting and reworking the Western genre for a second time, after 2012’s Django Unchained, Tarantino’s latest communiqué from the American frontier ensues in the years following… Read more »

31 December 2015 | Features, Reviews

Montague Rhodes James was a medievalist scholar and a provost of King’s College, Cambridge. He was also one of the most influential writers of horror fiction to have lived. During his lifetime, his work received praise from such other luminaries of the horror genre as H. P. Lovecraft – who called James a ‘literary weird fictionist of the very first rank’… Read more »

31 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists

It is the writer and director’s role to create a character, their vices, virtues, strengths weaknesses and their passions but it is an actor’s role to make an audience realise this vision. The role of an actor in a film is to draw in the audience- to make them susceptible to the emotions drawn out of the picture and the… Read more »

30 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Sam Rockwell is in a class of actors all his own. He’s one of actor’s top ten favorite actors; not an actor that major audiences could pick out of crowd, but one everyone will remember after they’ve seen one of his movies. Rarely being a leading man, but always stealing the show, he’s gone on to be one of the… Read more »

30 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists

This year in Japanese cinema signaled two significant changes. The first was the large improvement of the adaptations from manga and anime. The primary issues with this kind of productions was their length, since each filmmaker had to fit into the film’s duration a story that (as an anime) usually lasted for about 8 hours (24 episodes). The other change… Read more »

30 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists

The term Oedipus complex explains the unconscious emotions that the mind represses that concentrates upon a child’s desire to have sexual relations with the parent of the opposite sex, specifically son to mother. Sigmund Freud coined the term “Oedipus complex”, also deprecated the term “Electra complex”, which was introduced by Carl Gustav Jung in regard to the Oedipus complex manifested in young girls…. Read more »

30 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists

This past decade has produced some great horror movies, in fact the 2010’s has been a fantastic decade for horror films, and 2015 is no exception. So here are the 15 best horror movies from 2015. However, before I get into this list, I would just like to go over some guidelines that I have set for my list. If… Read more »

29 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists

The western may be this country’s defining genre. Within it, there’s something impossibly tied to both the history of American cinema, and of America itself. So many classic films fall into the genre, and while it has evolved throughout the years, its popularity ebbing and flowing, the continued existence of the western itself is significant. This is why it’s interesting… Read more »

29 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Serious (call it platonic or enlightened) love can be very dangerous, especially for an introverted person. It is almost impossible or at least extremely difficult to express their love. If their crush rejects them even slightly, then it hurts devastatingly. That may change them forever. They will never be the same person as they used to be. The feelings during… Read more »

29 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Though times have immensely changed over the course of the 15 years of the new millennia, Hollywood rom-coms are not the most adaptive of genres, and so the conventions and worldviews of films depicting relationships haven’t exactly kept up with these changes. The movies in this list are honorable exceptions, and it’s no coincidence that most of them were made… Read more »

28 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists

Samuel L. Jackson is one of the biggest and most recognizable names in the film world. Most well known to audiences for his excellent and now iconic portrayal of Jules Winnfield in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. Jackson has played a huge variety of roles and he seems to pop up in almost every other movie, albeit occasionally in films of… Read more »

28 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists

While some people love British comedies, others might say that they are rude, dull, and not the least bit funny. But what makes British comedies essentially British? The quirky characters, the inordinate abstract humour of the Pythons, and the stereotypically British everyday situations are all essential contributors, but they are not the only ones. Most British comedies are highly political… Read more »

28 December 2015 | Features, Film Lists