The 20 Best British Horror Movies of All Time

the descent

Around a quarter of the way through a typically riveting Season 2 episode of The Sopranos, Dr Jennifer Melfi reiterates a vivid nightmare she has had to her own psychologist Elliot Kupferberg (played by Peter Bogdanovich). Kupferberg stares at her, and asks her quietly – “Why do we like rollercoasters Jennifer? Scary movies?” Melfi knows the […]

The 10 Best Movies about Human Mind and Memory

eternal sunshine

The human mind is a peculiar and fascinating thing. Inside one’s head, the possibilities and capabilities are interminable, and this begs the question of whether it will ever be possible for science to truly understand everything that goes on inside with complete and utter illumination. Perhaps the only thing more intriguing than the human mind […]

Classic Retrospective: The 10 Films of Krzysztof Kieslowski’s “The Decalogue”

Decalogue 5

Krzysztof Kieslowski had his most ambitious cinematic idea in 1988. And in December 1989 it became reality. An epic ten-hour production, resulting in ten films about the Ten Commandments. He called it “The Decalogue”. On paper it looked unlikely that The Decalogue would reach even the most modest audience. Faced with distribution problems from day […]

The 15 Greatest Avant-Garde Filmmakers Of All Time

David Lynch

Existing beneath the razzle and dazzle of mainstream cinema are an underground community of cinephiles, who remain intent on subverting the conventional, and exploring the realms of cinematic capability. Fifteen of these individuals are listed below – a multicultural select few who specialise in an engagement with experimental filming techniques; creating alternative works that question […]

10 Dark and Disturbing Animated Films That Are Worth Your Time

grave of the fireflies

In many Western circles, animated film is fundamentally affiliated with child-friendly films spawned by the likes of Disney and Pixar. From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Toy Story, the capability of animation to portray imaginative worlds in imaginative ways has enriched childhoods for several generations. Of course, animation has not been limited to […]

10 Essential Richard Linklater Films You Need To Watch

before sunrise

Richard Linklater truly is a gem of modern cinema. Not only are his films adroit illustrations of the magic that lurks within filmmaking; they are also imaginatively fresh alternatives to the Hollywood blockbuster material that often dominates the box office. His distinguishing style and attitude have established him as an underground director working with those […]