7 Reasons Why “The Neon Demon” Is A Great Cinematic Accomplishment

The Neon Demon

For a film to be a great accomplishment, vision is required. Also, the transposition of vision to an artistic form must be adequate. Nicolas Winding Refn succeeds in both aspects in his “The Neon Demon”. The film follows a teenage model on the rise in the world of fashion. The idea is nothing new, it […]

10 Reasons Why “Throne of Blood” Is the Best “Macbeth” Transposition


William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”, one of his great tragedies, has been most successfully transposed into film by Akira Kurosawa, Roman Polanski, and Orson Welles; the newest adaptation came out in 2015, directed by Justin Kurzel. Here, the focus will be on Kurosawa’s version, which diverges from the original text at some points, although it follows the […]

10 Reasons Why “Ex Machina” Could Have Been a Masterpiece But It Is Not

The phrase ex machina comes from the Latin phrase deus ex machina, which literally means “god from the machine.” In ancient times, it was used to explain the appearance of a god that was lowered onto the stage on a cable (thus the machine). Nowadays, the phrase is used in a negative connotation referring to […]

10 Reasons Why “The Double Life of Veronique” is the Best Kieslowski Movie


Krzysztof Kieslowski is one of those rare directors who can reach the viewer in an almost unexplainable way. You can try to analyse this connection, but it is a form of psychic connection that just happens. He once said: “I try to make films which connect people.” It is similar to Bergman in a way, […]