10 Reasons Why Italian Neorealism is the Most Important Film Movement in History

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Following the downfall of fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, as well as their defeat in World War II, the Mediterranean power of Italy stood in a peculiar position by 1943. War-torn, humiliated, and unstable, Italian society and culture lay in disarray. Art, and cinema in particular, was no exception – Mussolini’s Cinecitta studios had been heavily […]

10 Great Dark Comedies From The 1990s You May Have Missed

The 1990s ushered in a darker, edgier tone in films. With the newfound popularity of indie filmmaking, which operated outside the traditional Hollywood system, filmmakers found a new freedom in the types of films–and the sort of subject matter–that could be produced. In this atmosphere, dark comedy thrived, particularly edgy satires of social and political […]

10 Directors Who Can Photograph Their Own Films

Filming a motion picture is similar to waging war, because, like a military response, a film crew is departmentalized like a military regiment. The producer funds the endeavor; writers piece together the story and dialogue; the director brings all the elements together to tell a cohesive story; actors play out the roles, giving life to […]

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century (So Far)

In the new millennium, science fiction films continue to flourish, commanding massive box office receipts, inspiring our dreams, and all while making technological innovations along the way. Franchises remain popular, and so many of the big event films have SF underpinnings, but so too, do creative indie films and art house fare as the influence […]