15 Films Not To Miss At VIFF 2020

Now in its 39th year, the 2020 edition of the Vancouver International Film Festival (September 24th – October 7th, 2020) has had to restructure operations this year, as every film festival has due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but remains a bright, eclectic and engaging celebration of cinema from around the world. Among the five largest […]

10 Great Vampire Movies You’ve Probably Never Seen

It’s fitting that vampires have had such a long cinematic life, and this is largely due to the various rich themes and gothic story elements that have sustained these creatures of the night, embedding them in our imaginations and our nightmares. The inherent corruption of the upper class, warring against Christianity, xenophobia, and the cold […]

10 Great Cult Movies You’ve Probably Never Seen

Movies designated with cult status draw special audiences because they’re so very different and so much more provocative than mainstream movie fare. The cult film experience differs from conventional cinema by appealing to unique sensibilities, be it the counterculture, genre films, or niche designs that joyfully indulge in taboo content and proscribed subject matter that […]

10 Underrated American Movie Masterpieces of The 1980s

At Taste of Cinema we’ll be the first to admit that the term “masterpiece” gets tossed around more than a frisbee at the beach in July, often designated to films that are very of-the-moment but lack any kind of longevity or lasting resonance (this explains how high-profile Oscar winners like Forrest Gump, Crash and Green […]

10 Underrated American Movie Masterpieces of The 1990s

At Taste of Cinema we’ll be the first to admit that the term “masterpiece” gets tossed around more than a beachball at a Coldplay concert, often designated to films that are very of-the-moment but lack any kind of longevity or lasting resonance (this explains how high-profile Oscar winners like Forrest Gump, Crash and Green Book […]