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Daily Archives: August 15, 2016

Park Chan-wook currently enjoys international fame, particularly due to films like “Oldboy” and “Thirst”, which have been hailed by critics and audiences all over the world. His uncanny ability to combine elements of art-house with mainstream film is the one that truly sets him apart and has led him to produce films that range from blockbusters (“J.S.A.”) to artistic studies… Read more »

15 August 2016 | Features, Other Lists

In every James Bond film, there are always plenty of aspects to talk about. There is Bond himself, the director’s work, the action, the Bond girl, the main song, the gadgets, and of course, the villain. The villain is one of the most important elements of a Bond film, since it creates the major threat of the plot, and as… Read more »

15 August 2016 | Features, People Lists

The first list in this series looked at some of the most influential films on male fashion from across the world. Following the same parameters this second list will look at some of the most iconic moments of style with the focus being on women. Cinema may come with preformed ideas about glamour and fashion. Hollywood itself has had a… Read more »

15 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists

The term ‘unusual’ is often vaguely used, especially when it comes to a work of art. Whatever seems to be out of the ordinary and whatever plays with our imagination by taking it out of its comfort zone is immediately labeled as unusual, weird or ‘interesting’ (a regularly used term for describing something we can’t quite understand or explain to… Read more »

15 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Cinema can take people to the moon, re-enact gigantic battles, and take the audience to magical lands and universes. Georges Meliès, Jean Cocteau, films like “The Thief of Baghdad” and “Battleship Potemkin” are prime examples of monumental qualities of cinema, with the world building that takes place on the titanic screen. But the films of the Lumiere brothers were also… Read more »

15 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Almost every actor’s career has that specific movie they just really wish they wouldn’t have done. George Clooney has certainly maligned his own Batman & Robin, and more recently Mila Kunis admitted she has no idea what Jupiter Ascending really was about (no worries, Mila, no one has). The stars of the 10 films on our list, however, took it… Read more »

15 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Since the beginning of time, art was always progressing, as it was probably the only way for a person to express him or herself. For many artists, the female form has always been a source of inspiration; it’s always been in awe of the power they seem to possess. And from time to time, sexual attraction became the art itself,… Read more »

15 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Most horror films are notable for their scares. However, some of them are famous for going a step further and ending with a twist. In a lot of cases, it feels forced and contrived. But when it works, it elevates the movies into the realm of horror classics. These are some of the greatest horror movie twist endings. NB: Spoilers… Read more »

15 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Imagine a world where great films shine and bad ones get swept under the rug, where art is recognized for its strengths, and where credit is given where it is due. This is a very pleasant concept, but unfortunately it’s not always the case in the film industry. The box office can be a very tricky animal to deal with,… Read more »

15 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists

The theme of the apocalypse in film tends to deal with either some type of event that has led to the end of the world, or a prelude to the end, or the aftermath in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. The cause is not always revealed. Most often it is due to a nuclear event or war, but it has also involved… Read more »

15 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Most movie villains or anti-heroes are the guys who have a clear cut plan, that the audience can easily follow. Think of villains like the Emperor in “Star Wars” or the Evil Queen in “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves”, who both have a clear plan of ruling over everything and eliminating anything or anyone that gets in their way…. Read more »

15 August 2016 | Features, Other Lists

Before getting into this list, it’s key to explain and clarify what we mean by silence. In this case, silence is not precisely the absence of sound or noise, but the bare minimal use of overly composed scores, sound effects, and commercially used music. A scene that uses silence to amplify tension is a scene that mostly relies on its… Read more »

15 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists

There is no film more important in the history of cinema than Citizen Kane. One only needs to look at the films being made after it to understand its influence and how far it impacted the industry as a whole. If anyone says it is undeserving of its praise, they have either yet to see it or they lack a… Read more »

15 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Before starting this list, a distinction has to be made: In this list the definition of Soundtrack means specifically that it’s not an original score. Original music composed for a film will not find its way on this list and even if some of the films on the list have had original music composed for them, it’s not win the… Read more »

15 August 2016 | Features, Other Lists

The subject of American remakes of foreign movies is a difficult one, mostly because there’s such a stigma around it. Whenever cinephiles hear that a great foreign film is being remade by Hollywood, reactions vary from wary to outright furious – American audiences’ unwillingness to watch a movie with subtitles has produced the “need” for so many dreadful attempts at… Read more »

15 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Taking a date to a movie can ultimately be a dicey proposition. Big fan of goofball comedies? Well obviously you lack intellectual depth. Proponent of sappy romances that always end happily ever after? In this case you most likely have a massive stuffed animal collection and wedding wish-box based on your Pinterest feed. Using this logic, what might the following… Read more »

15 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists