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If you have experienced (because just watched is not the right word) the films of David Lynch, you have probably been puzzled about what is really going on; why people appear and disappear, switch identities, or do weird things. Even the timelines don’t go in any direction that is easy to understand. So here are some of the common questions… Read more »

10 April 2019 | Features, Other Lists

The horror film has often been criticized for its over-reliance on violence against women as plot devices. It’s a hard fact to dispute, given that larger numbers of women are killed onscreen and that their death scenes often take up more screen time than their male counterparts. Feminist film critics who write about the horror genre like Carol Clover (Men,… Read more »

09 April 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Everyone savors good nostalgia. Hollywood officials have long discovered that this timeless sentiment is a great vehicle for them to cash in on times of turbulent mindlessness. While present-day Hollywood may convince the viewer that the abundance of remakes is very much a 21st century phenomenon, in reality, it is not. This profiting scheme by remaking a previously well-received film… Read more »

08 April 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Certainly part of the attraction to crime films come from the exciting, often thrilling audacity of the antagonist, the lengths they will go to and the often barbaric extremes of the vileness they commit. And for genre fans often the more upsetting and outright shocking, the more memorable and rewarding the overall experience. The films on this list show a… Read more »

08 April 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Since bursting onto the film scene with Reservoir Dogs, Quentin Tarantino has transformed the popular film landscape with smart-talking gangsters, pop culture references and non-linear storytelling devices. Working at a video store in Manhattan Beach for five years, he absorbed hundreds of different exploitation movies, Hong Kong pictures and various b-movie Westerns and Film Noir, giving him an incredibly wide… Read more »

07 April 2019 | Features, Film Lists

The revolutionary cinematic style of the Danish filmmaker Lars Von Trier has changed the history of art-house cinema. Through his visionary and controversial stories about human existence, faith and death, Lars Von Trier has managed to create numerous thought-provoking gems of the European cinema. Here is a list of films not directed by Lars Von Trier for those who enjoy… Read more »

07 April 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Horror and comedy are more often than not the genres that make us as an audience feel the most, from the visceral reaction to some gore in a film like Saw or some of the strongest laughs from comedy. They make us react the most, and seeing how others react to brilliant moments in any film is great fun, however,… Read more »

06 April 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Films raise questions on a various means in style and content. However, certain films specifically challenge your intelligence while the filmed is screened in front of you or after the end credits. It assaults what you actually know or thought about beforehand and can alter your way of thinking or how you approach certain things afterward. There is a difference… Read more »

06 April 2019 | Features, Film Lists

The 9th film from Quentin Tarantino. After six months of working – from June to November of 2018 – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is done and ready to be released this summer in America, on the 26th of July. The film tells the story of Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) – a once well-known actor trying to be famous… Read more »

05 April 2019 | Features, Other Lists

It’s the numbing effect of alcohol on mind; It’s Jim Morrison’s poetry and Andrei Tarkovsky’s cinema. We call this sense “psychedelia”‒a sense that represents our mental state as we attempt to experience an awakened dream. Such a transcendental act of conscience has been yearned by our kind since its very first occurrence and through many different passages, material and incorporeal,… Read more »

05 April 2019 | Features, Film Lists

The movie title is the first thing that attracts viewers. It can give a hint on what the movie is about or give the plot of the film right away. Generally, studios base the movie’s advertisement campaign on the title. Thus the title may, as well, be a marketing tool. But some movie titles blatantly lie to you. Sometimes it… Read more »

03 April 2019 | Features, Other Lists

Perhaps like no other genre, and not altogether without good reason, horror has taken a critical drubbing of unprecedented proportions. Sure, transgressive cinema deserves a degree of skepticism and standoffishness. They can be brutal, nasty, and nonconforming. The genre has had its share of misogyny and violent extremity, but it’s also dealt time and again with mankind’s own dark psychology… Read more »

02 April 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Directors are busy people, so they don’t necessarily have time to stick around and direct four Hunger Games movies. Because of this, movie franchises don’t always keep the same directors all the way through to the end. James Gunn may have his stamp firmly planted when it comes to Guardians of the Galaxy, but that doesn’t mean other directors feel… Read more »

02 April 2019 | Features, Film Lists

To those who have yet to see Jordan Peele’s creepy, funny, and absolutely thrilling new film Us –– and why the shit haven’t you? –– rest assured, the following list is light on spoilers. We don’t want to ruin the fun for anyone who has yet to be lead by Peele’s bold and utterly assured direction in his latest horror… Read more »

01 April 2019 | Features, Film Lists

It was back then, centuries ago, when the invention of camera obscura would completely change the way we record the past, recreate memory and observe the detail of a fleeting moment. This premature occurrence of a static recording medium signified a very first subtle step into the idols of a man-made mirror of life: cinema. The first movie ever made… Read more »

01 April 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Television has always had great actors who occasionally acted in movies, or actors who managed to be equally known for television as well as movies (such as Martin Sheen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kiefer Sutherland, James Spader, etc). But then there are actors who were a major movie star or at least well known for their movie careers who suddenly ended up… Read more »

31 March 2019 | Features, Other Lists