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If there is a tool unlike any other, it would be the ability to hold a conversation, to project what’s on our mind onto the lives of others, hitting them with an incredibly profound impact, for they have lived it according to their own words. Through these provoking aspects of our thoughts, we manage to shed light onto visceral, random,… Read more »

15 June 2016 | Features, Other Lists

Federico Fellini is a name that almost any film buff will know, and one that is unanimously respected in the world of film. Of all of the famous directors who are now held to be film canon, Fellini built himself a reputation of being larger than life, which is something that he expressed through his films. One of the key… Read more »

15 June 2016 | Features, Other Lists

Recently, a few talented actresses have declared that they would love to play James Bond onscreen. That is, after Gillian Anderson was put in the spot by fans, who made a fan-poster of her as Bond, Jane Bond – in these days that the online fan community has exponential power over casting decisions, and social causes like feminism and LGBTQ… Read more »

14 June 2016 | Features, Film Lists

The late Roger Ebert was one of the most respected film critics in the business. Millions turned to his article in the Chicago Sun-Times or his blog to see what he had said about upcoming movies. He transcended film criticism and became a true cultural icon whose presence is missed and remembered fondly. He was always the independent and did… Read more »

14 June 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Mankind and nature, the relationship between the human figure and the landscape has accompanied the visual arts since the first cave paintings, all the way through the Dutch landscapes painters, the Romantic age with its theorizations of the sublime, of the individual being overwhelmed but at the same time embraced by the absoluteness of nature. This tradition has been carried… Read more »

14 June 2016 | Features, Film Lists

To truly and in earnest look upon Chinese cinema’s resurgence that, by the late 1980s was amassing some of the world’s most austere, original, and acclaimed works, one needs a modicum of societal understanding and historical context. In 1976, with the death of Chairman Mao, the Cultural Revolution ended and the Beijing Film Academy reopened. When its first class graduated… Read more »

14 June 2016 | Features, Reviews

When a twist ending is written well, it can elevate a film to epic heights and become an iconic moment. But when a twist ending is done badly, it does nothing but ruin the movie and becomes iconic for all the wrong reasons. Here is a list of the 10 worst movie twist endings.   1. Ender’s Game (2013) What… Read more »

13 June 2016 | Features, Other Lists

David Lynch is an artist whose work has inspired a niche handful of people and conversely perplexed a great many. Some complain that the symbolism is impenetrable and the surrealism is nothing but quirky, pretentious art-house affair and while his detractors make understandable points, Lynch’s work in many ways transcends the noise of mainstream audiences and taps into the pulse… Read more »

13 June 2016 | Features, Other Lists

The opening scene or moments of a film can tell us a lot, or not very much at all. These days, most movies do not have opening credits and jump right in to the story. Is this because filmmakers think we don’t have the attention span to sit through a few minutes of opening credits or they are just so… Read more »

13 June 2016 | Features, Other Lists

The Screenwriter. So often forgotten in the process, by audiences and sometimes, even by their own fellow creatives. Yet the screenplay is the cornerstone of every good movie. As the legendary British director Alfred Hitchcock opined, “To make a great film, you need three things: the script, the script and the script”! But what exactly makes a great screenplay? Whilst… Read more »

13 June 2016 | Features, Other Lists

Having seen most of the recent Russian war dramas such as Stalingrad and The Admiral, I can proudly say that this an absolutely brilliant biopic that is easily comparable to the other great war films that have been coming out of Russia in the past ten years or so. This is brought to you by Arrow Films for distribution in… Read more »

13 June 2016 | Features, Reviews

This is a list of movies that fit into the sub-genre of horror: the cannibal film. Even though some of these titles could hardly be called “horror,” certainly the very idea of cannibalism is a horrible one. Humans eating the flesh of fellow humans will always give people nightmares. Certain serial kellers like Jeffrey Dahmer prove that there is a… Read more »

12 June 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Wes Gehring has written comprehensively on the subject of film, authoring 32 film-related books covering forties film funnymen, depression-era clowns, and award-winning biographies on James Dean, Carole Lombard, Steve McQueen, Robert Wise and Red Skelton. His 2014 book is the first in a series focusing of the subgenre of dark comedies. It examines three specific films in which Charlie Chaplin… Read more »

12 June 2016 | Features, Reviews

When Natalie Portman came into prominence she was only 13 years old. It’s just one of those cases in which an actor’s been around for so long it’s easy to forget they’re still incredibly young. Natalie is still 33 years old, and she already has won an Oscar, two Golden Globes, a BAFTA and a film as director selected to… Read more »

12 June 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Wong Kar-wai’s films have screened all over the world, winning a plethora of awards, including the one for Best Direction at the Cannes Film Festival, which he received twice for “Happy Together” (1997) and “In the Mood for Love” (2000). Currently, he is considered one of the most popular Asian filmmakers and one who can create new trends and styles… Read more »

12 June 2016 | Features, Other Lists

In the grand scale of things, the cinema of Denmark tends to be overlooked. Frankly, Denmark is a small country, and even with the funding by the Danish Film Institute, it still does not make many movies each year, and rarely reaches mainstream audiences, let alone international audiences. Denmark has never been known for big blockbuster movies, nor will it… Read more »

12 June 2016 | Features, Film Lists