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Daily Archives: September 7, 2016

In order for a film to be made, it needs to get approval, or “the green light”, from a studio executive. The usual path to getting a movie greenlit is to have a meeting with a studio executive and pitch the film to them, and hope they say yes. However, with Hollywood being the crazy industry it is, it’s not… Read more »

07 September 2016 | Features, Film Lists

It seems like virtually every movie these days come with the ominous “based on true events” tag line. While this pronouncement should usually be met with a grain of salt, dramatizations of real occurrences can still serve to be effective, especially when they are based on events that diverge from the range of acceptable human behavior. The following films easily… Read more »

07 September 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Forbidden love is a tantalizing topic for cineastes, offering compelling melodrama, and escapist diversion with aplomb. Who doesn’t like to get swept up in passion’s throes, often while defying convention and shattering taboos? The following list looks at the best examples of proscribed affection and clandestine love, where the stakes are high and a box of tissues are requisite. Please… Read more »

07 September 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Aristotle said that “no excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.” It is that reason why there is often thought to be some sort of link between creative genius and madness and mental instability. While there are numerous instances of artists, writers, and musicians who lived a perfectly normal life, there are far more examples of ones that… Read more »

07 September 2016 | Features, Film Lists