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Every actor seems is known for playing certain kinds of characters. It doesn’t matter if is the hero, the villain, the anti-hero, the tough guy, the funny guy, or even the strange one—every actor seems to fit perfectly with a particular kind of character. When it comes to a genre such as drama, that identification of an actor with the… Read more »

19 April 2016 | Features, Other Lists

Awards Seasons is a very, very busy time in Hollywood. In the winter, fall, and even part of the summer seasons of the years, studios and directors are busy busting out as many movies to try and pick up as much awards steam as possible. Amidst the wide array of award contending movies however, there’s the unlucky bunch. The Oscar… Read more »

18 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

“[…]But it all went down the drain with Freud and Darwin. We were and still are lost people.” – Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles. Humans regularly pass through life without questioning the origins of small actions that compose us, that have been in us for long, long time unquestioned, even ignored. Humans usually take for granted what inhabits beneath the… Read more »

18 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Besides The Silence of the Lambs sweeping “The Big Five” in 1991, and The Exorcist earning itself a few nods, The Great and Powerful Academy has never been known to really recognize the horror genre. Typically, the awards are quite fond of biopics and straight dramas. Sure, Daniel-Day Lewis can do an impression of Lincoln like it’s nobody’s business, but… Read more »

17 April 2016 | Features, Other Lists

An exceptionally rich and cherished period in American Film History, Classic Hollywood brought us many timeless and unforgettable gems, such as Casablanca and Gone with the Wind, just to mention a couple. Unfortunately, their world-wide fame and acclaim has somewhat overshadowed other great achievements in filmmaking from the era. This article lists only 20 productions from the 1930’s through the… Read more »

17 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Japan is probably the country that has made the most cult films, a fact that could be attributed to the following reasons: 1.Artistic tradition, particularly the ero-guro movement. 2.History, with the violent transition from the samurai era to the contemporary one, and the nightmare caused by the aftermath of the atomic bomb. 3.The tolerance and even pleasure they draw from… Read more »

17 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

The great works of horror delve deep into the darker elements of human nature. For Lovecraft, it was the sheer magnitude of our insignificance in the face of the icy void, ‘pierced by the feeble light of half-dead stars.’ Whilst Goya’s grotesque compositions reveal a doomed inner battle between man’s reason and his madness. Since its conception, the cinema has… Read more »

16 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

It’s hard to overstate the cataclysmic impact of the 2008 global financial crisis on the economy of the United States and the rest of the world. The stock markets of countries around the globe cratered into oblivion, homeowners found themselves out on the streets, long-time employees packed their boxes and hit the unemployment lines. The shock waves resonated for years… Read more »

16 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

From 1970 until the present year (2016), majority of films that aren’t documentaries are released in color. As time goes on, many movie-goers are less inclined to see features that are shot in black and white, dismissing them as “boring” or “old fashioned”. Regardless, many filmmakers still rely on this method for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it can be… Read more »

16 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Music is used in films to convey a sense of mood, and can usually make all the difference to how effective and powerful scenes can be. Music can also help create the sense of time and place if the film is set in a particular era, and even more meaning can be conveyed through the song’s lyrics. However, sometimes songs… Read more »

15 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Wikipedia defines a B film as the following: “A B movie is a low-budget commercial motion picture that is not an arthouse film. In its original usage, during the Golden Age of Hollywood, the term more precisely identified a film intended for distribution as the less-publicized, bottom half of a double feature.” Encyclopedia Britannica furthermore adds “The characteristics of B-films… Read more »

15 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Unequivocally an outstanding year at the cinema, 2015 lit up living rooms, bijous, drive-ins, and multiplex movie screens the world over. Taste of Cinema’s tireless search for the most visually exquisite films that year was no easy charge, though many of the top choices presented themselves clearly and immediately. While the most studious and impassioned of cinephiles may detect a… Read more »

15 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Growing up with my brother in the 1980s we spent a great deal of time watching wonderfully inappropriate horror films, mostly on pay TV or late night cable. Peeking through fingers, knowing we shouldn’t be seeing what we were seeing but unable and often unwilling to turn away as our hearts jackhammered our spines, thrilled at the scary spectacle unraveling… Read more »

14 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Time in Hollywood has a tendency to be a good or bad thing on the careers of actors. Some actors can withstand the test of time from the beginning of their careers until they retire, others aren’t so lucky and wind up going through a rough patch in their careers, while some drop off the map but wind up returning… Read more »

14 April 2016 | Features, People Lists

There are few other artists that have so successfully melded mediums and traversed boundaries than has David Bowie. Bowie is at once a brand and an inventor, and his involvement across the entirety of the cultural spectrum overshadows that of all of his contemporaries. Due to his inherent fascination with the visual arts, cinema was an obvious second home for… Read more »

14 April 2016 | Features, Other Lists

“Film vs. digital” has been the main debate in cinema industry for the last 15 years. Directors, producers, directors of photography and film fans have all taken part in the discussion, often with a great deal of participation: the sudden revolution of digital filmmaking is certainly the main paradigm shift of recent cinema history. Digital shooting was first used for… Read more »

14 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists