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For every Doph Lundgreen or Arnold Schwarzenegger, there’s an action star that surprisingly kills it when he’s given the chance to do a more “serious” part. And then there’s the ones that actually find the space to be great within the very limited confines of the genre – the great, deep, brilliant action films being made right now rarely star… Read more »

18 September 2016 | Features, People Lists

“Lars von Trier’s Breaking the Waves is a genuinely spiritual movie that asks ‘what is love and what is compassion?’” – Martin Scorsese   In a broken dream Set in remote North-West Scotland’s Outer Hebrides of the 1970s is the ill-at-ease and heart-rending romance of Lars von Trier’s paralyzing (and, alas, polarizing) melodrama, Breaking the Waves. It is here that,… Read more »

18 September 2016 | Features, Reviews

Movie trailers are designed to briefly sum up a movie’s plot, vibe and key scenes to cinema patrons so audiences will consider going to see the movie when it is released. While most trailers are fairly accurate representations of the movie they are trying to sell, there are definitely some trailers that completely misrepresent the movie. Some reasons why this… Read more »

17 September 2016 | Features, Other Lists

Don’t come at me with your “they don’t make actors like they used to” rants. Hollywood might be more into shallow blockbuster films (and that’s not all of them, let’s be clear), but the variety and sheer quantity of talent coming out of the woodwork every year remains the same. There are truly great performers slowly building a career right… Read more »

17 September 2016 | Features, People Lists

In cinema, we often speak of what makes a good film. But just as often we discuss the scenes in a film which burn themselves into our minds. Action movies prove to be among the most memorable. The car chase in The French Connection is hard to forget, just as the jungle escape sequence from Raiders of the Lost Ark… Read more »

17 September 2016 | Features, Film Lists

There have, of course, been many books, articles and academic theses written about the films of the great director, Alfred Hitchcock. Some of these publications, such as Hitchcock’s Films Revisited (Robin Wood), The Art of Alfred Hitchcock (Donald Spoto), and A Long Hard Look at Psycho (Raymond Durgnat), have become reference guides, providing fascinating insights into the director’s unique approach… Read more »

16 September 2016 | Features, Reviews

Many actors and actresses have tried perfecting roles with a foreign accent or dialect. Although many of these have made an honorable attempt at it, some doing a decent job, it is rarely close to the original. And of course, it is difficult, since there will always be locals who can pinpoint the smallest nuances of words that the actor… Read more »

16 September 2016 | Features, Other Lists

Who doesn’t like a good visually stunning film? Last month, we made a list of 15 lesser-known visually stunning films, and it was warmly welcomed by Taste of Cinema readers. Unfortunately, we had to drop a number of great films when compiling the list, so we decided to make it a running series on the site. Without further ado, these… Read more »

16 September 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Horror films have always tiptoed around or bludgeoned straight on through modes of stimulation and fright. Wish-fulfillment sex and violence make for fascinating bedfellows and always have, and this list will please both genre fans and those looking for a chilling provocation. Many of the films listed here are polarizing, which should come as a shock to no one. Horror… Read more »

15 September 2016 | Features, Film Lists

In history of film uncountable characters have delivered great speeches and legendary lines that sometime have even become part of our everyday language. You have been made offers that you could not refuse and asked if you were talking to Robert De Niro, not to mention all the times you have used a famous cinematic line to approach the guy… Read more »

15 September 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Writers, actors, directors are all inspired by a myriad of different sources, but movies influence culture as well. All fifteen of these songs originated or were inspired by a film. Some are more direct than others in revealing their influence, while others drew upon the style or state of mind a certain film.   15. “Valley of the Dolls” by… Read more »

14 September 2016 | Features, Other Lists

When choosing the top 20 performances by an actress of the 21st century I tried to make a list that deals with complex characters as well as the ones that are lesser known to the larger audience. Of course I could have put a lot of great actresses on this list but keep in mind that these lists are subjective and… Read more »

14 September 2016 | Features, Other Lists

Being an introvert is often misunderstood as being boring, uninteresting, and plain. People have a tendency to care less and aggrieve towards those who are reticent, quiet, and what we often call “loner”, “weirdo”, or “creep”. Introverts are some of the most underrated and misjudged people today, and how most people perceive them is far from who they really are… Read more »

14 September 2016 | Features, Film Lists

The term disturbing is defined as something that can be troubling mentally or emotionally. It is something that is upsetting and may even make you physically ill. That being said, the term can be considered rather subjective. As human beings, we all have had our own unique experiences that over time have molded our characteristics, behavior, feelings, and personal judgments…. Read more »

13 September 2016 | Features, Film Lists

We’ve tackled the horror genre, and now we’re going to look at comedy movies. What are the best comedies of the year so far? Like the horror genre, comedy movies seem to be much more consistent than other genres this year such as action movies and dramas. As a result, it might be hard to narrow the list down to… Read more »

13 September 2016 | Features, Film Lists

The mirror stands as one of the great objects of cinema. It has been widely used, and has always fascinated directors in a particular way, as if its mere presence in a scene could create a unique visual moment, as well as adding psychological nuances to the film. Mirrors are reflections and duplications of reality, which can be said of… Read more »

13 September 2016 | Features, Other Lists