The 25 Best Movies That Won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

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Between 1947 and 1955 the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences bestowed an honorary award to one film each year that they believed to be the best in international cinema. Beginning in 1956, the Academy turned the honorary award into an award of merit, thus creating the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. […]

The 30 Best Directorial Debuts of All Time

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A debut feature can add a lot of pressure to up-and-coming directors, who not only have to navigate the treacherous waters of the entertainment industry, but must also capture an audience’s attention (although some directors are more interested in creating displeasure rather than pleasure). A successful debut feature can open doors for new directors, helping […]

14 Lesser-Seen Italian Exploitation Films That Are Worth Watching

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From the 1960s to the 1980s, Italy became known for its exploitation cinema, which ranged from gialli and “Mondo” films to Spaghetti Westerns and Nazisploitation. The Italian film market churned out dozens of exploitation films in order to capitalize on the latest cinematic crazes (in some instances, filmmakers even ripped off other Italian exploitation films). […]