10 Great 2010s Female Performances That Should Have Been Nominated For Oscars

The Academy Awards are a useful tool in honoring achievements within the film industry, but they are far from the definitive body that determines greatness in cinema. While many of the films and performances that they recognize are powerful and deserve the boost, there are also films and performances that slip by without recognition. A […]

10 Great 2010s Male Performances That Should Have Been Nominated For Oscars

This decade’s Academy Awards have had tremendous highs and tremendous lows. Some of the Oscar winning performances, such as Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) and Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), were quite deserving and worthy of recognition, while others, such as Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) or Jared Leto (Dallas […]

10 Recent Mediocre Movies That Wasted Great Stories

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The great British filmmaker David Lean (“Lawrence of Arabia,” “Doctor Zhivago”) said once, “I’m first and foremost interested in the story, the characters.” For the story is the motor that drives the screenplay, and so on the film itself. There’s a huge difference between the story and the screenplay; a screenplay is a set of […]

10 Great Spaghetti Westerns You’ve Probably Never Seen

With directors like Quentin Tarantino, Jim Jarmusch, (as well as properties like “Logan,” “The Mandalorian,” “Red Dead Redemption” and “Westworld”) being so popular with the kids nowadays, you’d expect the genres said popular properties found much inspiration in to be even more favored. Unfortunately, that isn’t true for spaghetti westerns. Maybe for the Leone films, […]

The 10 Best Horror Movies Written By Richard Matheson

When we talk about movies, we’re often talking about directors. It’s an ingrained thing — it means we’ll ask somebody about their favourite Hitchcock scene or Scorsese’s recurring themes, but rarely about their favourite John Sayles script, except maybe when he’s also in the director’s chair. The writer in particular has been relegated to a […]