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Mind-bending movies – stories that deliberately target the audience’s brain as their plaything, either by making us work through their abstract mysteries, or by pulling the rug from underneath the audience in its final moments, or taking us on a spiralling dream-like journey like no other film could. Let’s examine the best of the best from this exclusive sub-genre, with… Read more »

26 November 2017 | Features, Film Lists

The late film critic Roger Ebert helped popularize a word that describes one too many movies released these days, and that is the “requel.” A portmanteau of “remake” and “sequel,” a requel is exactly that – a sequel to a movie that rehashes its predecessor’s plot, despite technically taking place after its events. Let’s be honest with ourselves: when you… Read more »

26 November 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Cinema holds such a high position of importance in our culture because of its ability to make us feel such a great range of emotions. We respond to films differently because of what we take from them and how we view them. Some films are simply cool. They have a style and a confidence about them; they want to entertain… Read more »

25 November 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Often the job of a film editor is overlooked. But when it comes down to it, the core pillars of filmmaking can be argued to consist of the screenplay (pre-production), the direction (production) and the editing (post-production). A bad edit can mean disaster for a film, whereas on the flip side, a good edit can elevate a film from good… Read more »

24 November 2017 | Features, Film Lists

A moral dilemma is described as a decision-making problem between two possible moral imperatives, neither of which is unambiguously acceptable or preferable. The complexity arises out of the situational conflict in which obeying one would result in transgressing another. In film, as in life, we are often presented with moral dilemmas. The audience is sometimes presented with what seems to… Read more »

24 November 2017 | Features, Film Lists

This article is here to explore and talk about some of the best female performances in the history of film. As always, many things interfere in the choice of the performances in an article like this one. But as usual, the main ones are memory and personal preferences. If you think any other female performance should be on this list,… Read more »

24 November 2017 | Features, Other Lists

The things we say when we think we can predict the future. If there is any true expression in life, it’s ‘never say never.’ Clint Eastwood said at one time that he would never win an Oscar because A. He wasn’t Jewish, B. He made too much too money, and most importantly, C. He doesn’t give a fuck. You can… Read more »

23 November 2017 | Features, Film Lists

For thousands of years, art was inseperable with religion. Religion had full dominion over culture, so aspiring expressionists could only seek inspiration from approved doctrine. In Christianity it was blasphemous to create anything not already in the Bible; and in Islam it was blasphemous to create . . . well . . . anything. Wonderful art came out of such… Read more »

23 November 2017 | Features, Film Lists

There are films that due to a few factors, or simply bad luck or bad promotions, are not well accepted by the general public. Other times there are cases in which a great movie is made but it is not disclosed. There are many cases that occur when a film does not have the recognition it deserves. On this list,… Read more »

23 November 2017 | Features, Film Lists

James Bond, or agent 007, is no doubt one of the most widely known fictional spy characters. Bond’s first appearance was in 1953 in a series of novels by Ian Fleming, and it soared since then, becoming one of the largest and most popular franchises which included several series, films, books and video games. Although Bond has been played by… Read more »

22 November 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Just as cinema and its techniques evolved from the beginning of the 20th century, an interesting parallel presented itself in the increasing industrialization of modern life from this time onwards. Both became intertwined; the urban landscape provided the film industry with the infrastructure and resources it needed to thrive, with cinema helping to shape how we viewed and understood the… Read more »

22 November 2017 | Features, People Lists

IMDB, along with Rotten Tomatoes, are perhaps the most well-known and widely used web resource when it comes to getting film recommendations. Why consult the opinion of a single critic when you can consults hundreds, if not thousands of individuals. The reputation of these sites has proven so formidable that more often than not, hype generated for a film can… Read more »

21 November 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Artists have always been drawn to the interplay between light and dark, both literally and metaphorically. In order to represent a subject, knowing how to use light properly can be crucial. This is especially true to movies, where well-deployed lighting can be the difference between merely a good film and a great one. Films can manipulate one’s perception of light… Read more »

20 November 2017 | Features, Film Lists

“Are you feeling this? are you feeling as good as I’m feeling right now?” – Connie Nikas (played by Robert Pattinson)   We’re here for a good time, not a long time Running-on-ice at breakneck speed are a pair of expeditious society’s free agents in the frenzied form of Constantine “Connie” Nikas (Robert Pattinson) and his developmentally disabled younger brother,… Read more »

20 November 2017 | Features, Reviews

What is it about truly disturbing movies that film fans enjoy? Is it their sheer audacity and strangeness? The extreme violence and graphic sexual elements that are often on display in these films? Is it some sort of severe second-hand prurient thrill we’re seeking through fiction? Whatever the case, many dedicated cinephiles tend to seek out transgressive films whose content… Read more »

20 November 2017 | Features, Film Lists

There are cult movies and there are cult movies. Some of them are more and some of them are less known, but they all have something in common: they don’t particularly care about the rules and regulations of mainstream cinema, and they stand out in movie history as either brave or just plain mad. Dig deeper and you will always… Read more »

19 November 2017 | Features, Film Lists