10 Great Revenge Films You’ve Probably Never Seen

The revenge film, in its fundamental form, has a simple narrative structure and one that often has three distinct acts. Regularly beginning with a base act of violence, our protagonist will undergo a life-changing, traumatic event like that seen at the start of Paul Verhoeven’s Elle (2016. After this event the protagonist will often need […]

10 Great European Horror Movie Classics You’ve Probably Never Seen

In horror’s earliest incarnations many of the narratives were inspired by the Gothicism found in the works of Mary Shelley, Edgar Allen Poe, or Bram Stoker. Dracula, Frankenstein, Dorian Grey, and Jekyll and Hyde (among others) were stories that frequently appeared early on, paving a platform for a genre that heavily relied on strong visuals, […]

10 Great Debut Films You’ve Probably Never Seen

The Hunger

The last ten years have seen filmmakers burst onto the scene in dynamite fashion, from Alex Garland’s Ex Machina (2014) to Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook (2014), Jordan Peele’s Get Out (2017) to Ari Aster’s Hereditary (2018), Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird (2017) to Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade (2018). The first film seems a crucial one that […]

The 10 Greatest Movies That Won Oscar Best International Picture


At the 2019 Oscars, Roma (2018) – Alfonso Cuaron’s semi-biographical, Mexican-language film – equalled the record for the most Oscar nominations by a film not in the English language. With 10 nominations in total (including Best Picture), it went on to win Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Achievement in Directing, and Best Foreign Language Film. […]

All 8 Sam Mendes Movies Ranked From Worst To Best

Sam Mendes, British filmmaker and theatre director, marked himself as one of the key directors of his generation very early in his career. Bursting onto the cinematic scene with an Oscar winning film, Sam Mendes has continued to pursue daring, visually stimulating, and interesting work. The list below ‘ranks’ these films and explores their lasting […]