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Yearly Archives: 2018

2013 is the best year in film our decade has yet to witness. With only two years left to show us the full scope of cinema in the 2010s, the year is likely be considered the most fruitful of the bunch by the time the 2020s are upon us. In a year when films like Her, The Wind Rises, Fruitvale… Read more »

16 January 2018 | Features, Film Lists

2017 was a good year for film. Whether it be drama, comedy or action, this was definitely a year that had great films released from many different genres. On this list, we’re going to approach animated movies from that year that definitely should be watched, not only by fans or enthusiasts of animation, but by any fan of film. This… Read more »

16 January 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Originally used in theater, mise-en-scene is one of the most powerful concepts/tolls of filmmaking. It involves the arrangement of what appears in the frame, and the relation of it with the camera. The French term is used in every film from neorealism to contemporary filmmaking that draws away clearly from realism. David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson write about mise-en-scene in… Read more »

16 January 2018 | Features, Film Lists

The arduous process for a struggling actor to get their foot in the door and land a big, fat lead role in a major movie is tough enough process, and one where most would assume is guaranteed to last until filming wraps. Well, that’s not always the case. It’s rare (not to mention expensive) to kick a major actor to… Read more »

15 January 2018 | Features, People Lists

This was a list really hard to edit. First of all has to define what profound means in cinema, and in art in general. Looking for the word profound in the dictionary, I found interpretations such as ‘penetrating or entering deeply into subjects of thought or knowledge’, ‘having deep insight and understanding’, ‘of deep meaning’, ‘of great and broadly inclusive… Read more »

15 January 2018 | Features, People Lists

2017 has finally come to its end, leaving behind a year’s worth of interesting American independent and blockbuster films mixed with the usual amount of messy, standardized movies and dozens of mediocre or just plain bad films. But what about Europe? As every year, there have been dozens of good European movies, but only a few of these were really… Read more »

15 January 2018 | Features, Film Lists

There are plenty of bad movies out there, and mostly audiences feel that their time has been wasted by sitting through them. Then there are movies that are so bad and over-the-top audiences end up laughing and enjoying themselves. Whether it be a movie with a totally ridiculous concept, a nonsensical script or awful acting, some movies can’t help but… Read more »

14 January 2018 | Features, Film Lists

2017 was a particularly stunning year for film as so many awe-inspiring visuals lit up living rooms, bijous, drive-ins, and multiplexes the world over. Taste of Cinema’s tireless and exciting search for the most visually exquisite films of 2017 was no easy charge, and not one we undertook lightly, although several films stood out straight away. The assembled list presented… Read more »

14 January 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Tension or suspense is one of the greatest things about literature and film. It allows us to safely explore our innermost fears. We can experience these emotions and feel the tightening of our stomachs from the safety of a chair in the knowledge that it will end and we will be safe. During a film, there are moments that make… Read more »

13 January 2018 | Features, Other Lists

Since the turn of the century, LGBT filmmaking has slowly grown in cultural impact, eventually culminating in Moonlight’s Oscar win for Best Picture last year. Each year we can now expect LGBT filmmaking not only to be represented, but to actually contain some of the most cutting-edge movies around. Although you could say that queer representation has been around since… Read more »

13 January 2018 | Features, Film Lists

The IMDb Top 250 is a useful list for cinephiles to discover a good selection of films that they may not have seen. However, due to the nature of IMDb, it’s very subjective and biased- the list favours audience favorites like The Shawshank Redemption (#1 spot), The Dark Knight (#4 spot) and Pulp Fiction (#7 spot). Although most, if not… Read more »

12 January 2018 | Features, People Lists

It’s no secret that some movies have had controversy surrounding them since the day they were released, and the main culprits are horror movies. For decades, creators of horror have tried to out-do each other on gore, jump-scares and generally getting in to viewer’s heads, and many have been accused of more. From vomiting and fainting in the cinema to… Read more »

11 January 2018 | Features, Film Lists

For this list, the usual suspects had to be rounded up: The Duke, Lee Marvin, Sly Stallone, The Governator, Bruce Willis, Walter Hill, Clint Eastwood, and all the rest of these awesome bastards. Being an action buff myself, so many films came to mind when assembling this list. You can’t really do the subject justice with just 10 films, but… Read more »

11 January 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Movies are an experience that regardless of the level of quality, provides a form of escapism. For 2 hours you are transported from the comforts of your living room or that of a movie theatre to another world, a world crafted meticulously by a handful of talented individuals just for us. At the end of the day, however, a film… Read more »

11 January 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Ben Wheatley – one of the most interesting contemporary directors working – said in an interview that cinema must be weird, to irritate the viewer and disturb him. Of course, we cannot agree with the concept proposed by the British artist, but we must admit that these kinds of films have a huge fan following. Okay, but what does “these… Read more »

10 January 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Scandinavian films have always excited sensitive cinema lovers with their spiritual quests and deep dramatic plots. Denmark, Sweden and Norway established their cinematic studios soon after the birth year of film – 1895 – and became complete participants in its development in the beginning of the 20th century. During the World Wars period, their role in European film production become… Read more »

10 January 2018 | Features, Film Lists