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Underappreciated movies are nothing new here at Taste of Cinema. We’ve compiled countless lists pointing the flaws in the critics’ rating system or blaming the “go with the flow” mentality some have embraced. However, while a few of these pieces have been redeemed by the public, many have not received justice. Why? Mainly because, during the same period, similar films… Read more »

06 July 2017 | Features, Film Lists

There’s one genre in cinema that attracts some of the greatest directors of all time, from Sergei Eisenstein, Stanley Kubrick, Francis Ford Coppola, Terrence Malick, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, and Christopher Nolan – films about war. They have been brought to the screen by many legendary filmmakers who all try to capture the bravery, insanity, and brutal realities of warfare… Read more »

06 July 2017 | Features, Other Lists

There are plenty of disturbing themes a movie can have, but without the correspondent acoustic part, the film couldn’t unfold its full range of fright. While a lot of movies, especially uninspired and cliche-dripping horror films, rely on sleazy shock moments, the real brilliance and power of musical scariness lays in something more subtle. The following list presents some of… Read more »

06 July 2017 | Features, Other Lists

In the early 2000s, Hollywood discovered a temporary cure for “sequelitis”, the disease that gave them the uncontrollable urge to make a sequel to every successful movie. By remaking previous hits instead, they could trade upon famous titles and wouldn’t have to come up with new stories. Convincing audiences to watch remakes of lousy 80s movies ranks as one of… Read more »

05 July 2017 | Features, Film Lists

The Caped Crusader. The World’s Greatest Detective. The Dark Knight. The Batman. The world has been neck deep in love for Batman, making him arguably the most popular hero in comicdom. Although, that wasn’t always the case. There was an ebb and flow for a long time. There was a peak in the 60s with his super popular TV show… Read more »

05 July 2017 | Features, Film Lists

The apartment is one of the most iconic symbols of modern life. It also lends itself to many uses in the film world due to its presentation of one’s relationship with the urban environment, our interaction with our peers and neighbours as well as its microcosmic traits. In cinema, the use of apartments as set pieces also harkens back to… Read more »

05 July 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Thanks to the large screens of the latest Android devices, it is now possible to watch a movie without squinting! The light nature and large internal storage of these devices, make it easier and fun to watch your favorite entertainment wherever you are. With many movies of different genres being released this year, you need to keep up with the… Read more »

04 July 2017 | Other Lists

Good news, everyone. 2017 is not as consistently disappointing as 2016. We haven’t ran into any colossal misfires like Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, X-Men: Apocalypse, or Zoolander 2. In fact, there have been a surprising amount of pleasant surprises instead. Wonder Woman, John Wick 2, and Get Out all managed to exceed expectations. With that being said, this… Read more »

04 July 2017 | Features, Film Lists

When comedy or horror films fall flat, the results are usually painful to watch, but even when action films are bad, they’re good. If you’re a true action fan, you’re willing to overlook bad acting and absurd storylines as long as there are kick ass stunts, real good explosions and a bit where Chuck Norris says something so funny that… Read more »

04 July 2017 | Features, Film Lists

It’s 1996. Stanley Kubrick has been discussing a project with global superstar Tom Cruise for well over a year. This discussion also entails Kubrick demanding tapes of the work of actress Nicole Kidman who was, at the time, Cruise’s wife. This project has been gestating and forming shape in Kubrick’s head for some three decades. It’s based on Arthur Schnitzler’s… Read more »

04 July 2017 | Features, Other Lists

War movies are some of the best movies made, and may inspire those of use who have never fought, and likely never will, by the examples of those who set their bodies between us and war’s desolation. Many excellent portrayals of that desolation exist, but many others are unrealistic or downright odd, and sometimes they are both at once. War… Read more »

03 July 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron has made quite a mark on American cinema. From the classic family movie A Little Princess, to the sleek darkness of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, to the brilliant dystopian vision of Children of Men, and, finally, to the gee-whiz technological inventiveness of Gravity, Cuaron is a master craftsman with charisma and style to… Read more »

03 July 2017 | Features, Film Lists

A good denomination when analysing any amount time when focusing on film history is about 20 years, a lot can happen in 20 years in regards to film history. Between 1900-1920 the first feature films were made, parallel editing and cross cutting became more prevalent, experimental use of basic special effects were pioneered. Between 1921-1940 talkies were introduced, marxist cinema… Read more »

03 July 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Since the beginning of their renaissance over the past decade, superhero movies have quickly become some of the most profitable and popular films that are looked forward to by audiences every year. It seems each year sees one or two big blockbuster superhero films that break box office records and receive rave reviews from critics. We are a little over… Read more »

02 July 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Michael Bay is basically an institution at this point. The only director to make his bones in the Bruckheimer machine in the 90s that is still working to this day on a massive level, he has reached a cultural level that few directors have reached since his debut. In a world where directors are less important than the producers or… Read more »

01 July 2017 | Features, Film Lists

“Chaos is order yet undeciphered” proclaims a confounding yet explicitly authoritative title card at the beginning of Enemy (2013), Québécois filmmaker Denis Villeneuve’s inscrutable adaptation of José Saramago’s 2002 novel “The Double.” It’s a film that’s chilling, sensual, eerie, perhaps at times indulgent, and yet always an artful and audacious affair. Jake Gyllenhaal, in an understated yet riveting dual performance,… Read more »

01 July 2017 | Features, Other Lists