8 Reasons Why “American History X” is a Modern Masterpiece of American Cinema

Tony Kaye’s 1998 film about a reformed neo-Nazi trying to piece together his broken life after a stint in prison has lost none of its punch since its release. If anything, it remains as shockingly relevant in today’s society as it did in the pre-9/11 world in which it first aired. Besides the controversial subject […]

All 24 James Bond Movies Ranked From Worst To Best

Hollywood studios weren’t interested in making Bond films. They were ‘too British’. It was Albert “Cubby” Broccoli who saw the value of Ian Fleming’s novels as potential feature films. Broccoli, a native of Queens, New York was living in London at the time, taking advantage of the subsidies offered to people willing to make films […]

9 Reasons Why “Children of Men” Is The Best Sci-fi Movie of The 21st Century (So Far)

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Before his Oscar success with 2013’s astronaut thrill-ride, Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón sat in the director’s chair for the film adaptation of PD James’ 1992 dystopian book, The Children of Men, predicting a world where there are no children being born. Cuarón had already enjoyed acclaim for his work on the third (and best) Harry Potter […]

All 10 David Lynch Movies Ranked From Worst To Best

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This list should be prefaced with the assertion that the ‘worst’ of David Lynch’s films is a very different idea to the worst of many other directors’ respective back catalogues. Each time that David Lynch has taken the helm on a feature film, the result has been something adventurous, challenging and, most importantly provoking discussion […]

11 Reasons Why “Brick” Is A Modern Classic of American Cinema

Rian Johnson’s directorial debut, Brick, scooped the Special Jury Prize for Originality of vision at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. The film, which he wrote after leaving film school, took him around seven years to gather the funding for and then around twenty days to shoot. It’s a film noir with a difference, set in […]

12 Reasons Why “12 Angry Men” Is A Masterpiece of American Cinema

Sidney Lumet’s 1957 theatrical debut offering currently occupies the number 5 slot in IMDb’s Top 10, perched neatly above such illustrious entries as Schindler’s List and Pulp Fiction. It’s the oldest film in that group, the shortest, the only one entirely shot in black and white (if only because of a girl in a red […]