The 10 Greatest Writer-Director Relationships of All Time

Taxi Driver

It’s pretty straightforward. You need a script to make a film or a story that translate to the screen. And for some iconic directors, they would not be where they are today without some of their closest collaborators – the writer(s). Sure, auteurs or the writer-director can state his or her vision straight from themselves, […]

10 Directors Whose First Movies Were Nominated For Best Picture


Experience rewards a person in any sphere of life. As humans grow older, their corresponding works of art start to address more emotionally complex and mature themes, as well as the logical and technological prowess that gives them ample power to manipulate the medium of their choice. The film medium is arguably the best, albeit […]

10 People Who Won Oscars in Different Categories

The Academy Awards are just around the corner, and past winners are being discussed in full. We all know Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis have three wins each, and Katherine Hepburn has them both beat with four. However, wouldn’t it be more interesting to look at which people have won multiple Academy Awards? Let me […]

10 Great Movie Directors Whose Styles Can’t Be Imitated

“To me style is just the outside of content, and content the inside of style, like the outside and the inside of the human body‒ both go together, they can’t be separated,” Jean-Luc Godard has said. Indeed, style is the parameter that translates ideas into art. It really represents the both polymorphic and transparent canvas […]

The 30 Most Fearless Movie Directors of All Time (Part 2)

This is Part II of ToC’s exploration of fearless directors. If by any chance you, the reader, will think someone is missing, than relax-more is on the way. As always, knowledgeable feedback is welcome.   11. Glauber Rocha One doesn’t take on capitalism, colonialism, and imperialism with timidity. Rocha was a shining symbol of Cinema […]

10 Famous Movie Directors Who Are Also Great Actors

For most people in the film industry, they pick something they are talented at – whether its scriptwriting, directing, producing, acting, cinematography, or editing – and stick at it, slowly working their way up through the business. Others are not content to simply stick to one discipline, instead choosing to dabble in more than one skill. […]

10 Great Directors Who Were Banned In Their Home Countries

Luchino Visconti films

Those who are interested in not only cinema but also in any kind of cultural expression such as literature or music will always find in this list one of the debated aspects when it comes to art, censorship, and control. Many controversial films have been banned by censorship bodies or local or state authorities. The […]