The 25 Best Movies of The 2010s

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The 2010s have been an exciting, variable, and unpredictable period for cinema, hasn’t it? Even a cursory glance at the titles listed here show a wide-ranging assortment that includes auteur-driven films, influential movies, astonishing international fare, a few blockbusters, plentiful arthouse gems, genre films, and many magnificent female-led projects, too (that’s truly been one of […]

10 Great Sci-fi Films You May Have Never Seen

The science fiction genre has always flourished throughout the history of cinema, capturing the imagination and commanding impressive box office receipts along the way. But not all great SF has been widely seen, become a large-scale franchise, or been a big “event film” with A-list stars. Some get released and lost in the shuffle or […]

The 25 Best Horror Films of The 21st Century

Genre fans have been joyously experiencing a horror renaissance in recent years as mainstream cinema outlets and soaring box-office receipts reinforce that fright films have gone populist across the board. While this doesn’t always bode well for diehard fans who dig the transgressive elements of horror over trendy Stephen King adaptations, for instance (and certainly […]

Portrait Of A Lady On Fire – VIFF 2019 Review

French formalist writer-director Céline Sciamma (Girlhood [2014]) is completely in her element with her exquisitely tender costumer, the laudable and lovely new film Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Having already achingly smouldered earlier this year at Cannes where it rightfully netted the award for Best Screenplay, Sciamma’s painterly perfection focusses on Marianne (Noémie Merlant) […]