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You’re at the theatre, the lights are off, and before you screens an engrossing work of art. It’s fun, well-paced, and enjoyable. But something happens in the last half hour. The plot had been humming along like a well-oiled machine, but suddenly something inside of it seemed to catch fire. Wait, no! … Seriously? You think, as the film jumps… Read more »

17 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists

There’s a certain underlying derisiveness in calling a movie a “tearjerker”; the term suggests excessive sentimentality and manufactured emotion, a movie carefully designed to get viewers to bawl their eyes out. A tearjerker can double as a genuinely great film though when that emotion is earned, and these ten films surely put in the work to earn your precious tears…. Read more »

17 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Comedy is a genre that has been under fire in recent years, and rightly so in many cases, in terms of big budget Hollywood comedy, we get sequels, spoofs and Adam Sandler, Kevin James disasters. If you look outside the mainstream of the genre there is so much diversity and originality and this is true across the whole expanse of… Read more »

17 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Founded by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Hers in 1974, Troma Entertainment is an American production and distribution company known for low budget films also known as Z-movies, a much lower grade of the B-movie genre. Their content has an abundance of exploitation themes, such as nudity, violence, gore, anarchistic humor and social commentary. Their slogan is “Movies of the Future”… Read more »

16 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists

The period in world history known as The Cold War covers a wide swath of time, extending through five decades. The seemingly never ending stand off between the United States and the Soviet Union played itself out in a wide array of films that now shed light on a period falling further into the past. During the 1950s Cold War… Read more »

16 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Tangled up in blue The terra incognita ferociousness on shrewd display in Jeremy Saulnier’s Blue Ruin is a revelation. This small-scale genre picture, partially funded via Kickstarter, is a bloodstained revenge runs awry report, and it adds further evidence that American indie cinema is alive and well, even if the same cannot be said for the shattered and desolate characters… Read more »

16 August 2016 | Features, Reviews

Unlike most people, director Lars von Trier truly understands Adolf Hitler. Not in a weird way; he doesn’t have an altar for the Führer in his house. He understands the man, the human being behind the monster, because von Trier is a deep guy who doesn’t judge a book by its cover. Although the title “genocidal maniac” should be enough… Read more »

16 August 2016 | Features, Other Lists

Irish cinema has always been held in high esteem and can boast a catalogue of commercially successful and critically acclaimed films that often draw on Ireland’s strong literary and musical traditions. Undeterred by an economic recession, Irish cinema could be considered to be currently going through its most successful period. Irish films featuring heavily in the list of Oscar nominations… Read more »

16 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Park Chan-wook currently enjoys international fame, particularly due to films like “Oldboy” and “Thirst”, which have been hailed by critics and audiences all over the world. His uncanny ability to combine elements of art-house with mainstream film is the one that truly sets him apart and has led him to produce films that range from blockbusters (“J.S.A.”) to artistic studies… Read more »

15 August 2016 | Features, Other Lists

In every James Bond film, there are always plenty of aspects to talk about. There is Bond himself, the director’s work, the action, the Bond girl, the main song, the gadgets, and of course, the villain. The villain is one of the most important elements of a Bond film, since it creates the major threat of the plot, and as… Read more »

15 August 2016 | Features, People Lists

The first list in this series looked at some of the most influential films on male fashion from across the world. Following the same parameters this second list will look at some of the most iconic moments of style with the focus being on women. Cinema may come with preformed ideas about glamour and fashion. Hollywood itself has had a… Read more »

15 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists

The term ‘unusual’ is often vaguely used, especially when it comes to a work of art. Whatever seems to be out of the ordinary and whatever plays with our imagination by taking it out of its comfort zone is immediately labeled as unusual, weird or ‘interesting’ (a regularly used term for describing something we can’t quite understand or explain to… Read more »

15 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Cinema can take people to the moon, re-enact gigantic battles, and take the audience to magical lands and universes. Georges Meliès, Jean Cocteau, films like “The Thief of Baghdad” and “Battleship Potemkin” are prime examples of monumental qualities of cinema, with the world building that takes place on the titanic screen. But the films of the Lumiere brothers were also… Read more »

15 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Almost every actor’s career has that specific movie they just really wish they wouldn’t have done. George Clooney has certainly maligned his own Batman & Robin, and more recently Mila Kunis admitted she has no idea what Jupiter Ascending really was about (no worries, Mila, no one has). The stars of the 10 films on our list, however, took it… Read more »

15 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Since the beginning of time, art was always progressing, as it was probably the only way for a person to express him or herself. For many artists, the female form has always been a source of inspiration; it’s always been in awe of the power they seem to possess. And from time to time, sexual attraction became the art itself,… Read more »

15 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Most horror films are notable for their scares. However, some of them are famous for going a step further and ending with a twist. In a lot of cases, it feels forced and contrived. But when it works, it elevates the movies into the realm of horror classics. These are some of the greatest horror movie twist endings. NB: Spoilers… Read more »

15 August 2016 | Features, Film Lists