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The epic represents time beyond living memory, ancient and eternal, a place reserved for the gods themselves. Sometimes man interjects himself between, around, and throughout such timeless affairs. These matters usual concern Kings and Queens, wars, and moral decisions that affect the fate of the entire world. The mystical mixes with the historical and legends arise. However, like anything else,… Read more »

13 November 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Sometimes, morbid curiosity takes hold of the best of us film lovers. You’ve most likely all heard of the classic examples of extreme and disturbing cinema that often appear in lists similar to this such as the headache-inducing Irreversible (2003) or the infamous Salo or The 120 Days of Sodom (1975), but let’s look outside the box and delve into… Read more »

13 November 2018 | Features, Film Lists

There are so many films you can pick as an educator. You want to guide the world towards the best works imaginable. The thing is, you will undoubtedly discover so many works you never could have even dreamed of once you go down this rabbit hole. You watch Persona, and demand that your class watches it because it is the… Read more »

12 November 2018 | Features, Film Lists

To begin, this isn’t necessarily the selection of films many would expect to find on a list titled as such. Of course, there are masterpieces mentioned here that many would think of, but there are also other offerings which many will disagree with. However, there is an effort to justify their place within this piece. There are choices that readers… Read more »

12 November 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Directors are supposed to have a good eye and an understanding of what the audience is looking for, as well as what they might not be looking for. Most of the time directors are capable of pulling this off, but sometimes one or two things stick out like a sore thumb and end up causing them a massive headache. Either… Read more »

11 November 2018 | Features, Film Lists

This is a list of the movie masterpieces that are the most accessible. This is why there are only films from the English-speaking countries on this, because they are more accessible in the U.S. than films from foreign-language countries. This list is a mixture of pop culture favorites and films that are going to be future classics. Warning: Spoilers.  … Read more »

11 November 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Cinema is an art with endless possibilities. It moves you to tears, it makes you laugh, it even stops you from sleeping for a whole week. Some movies, more than others, hook us from the very start. “What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where… Read more »

10 November 2018 | Features, Film Lists

There have been many brilliant scenes in the 21st century thus far, but this list will be strictly focused on the performances. The acting of the actors at play in that one scene could be in the beginning, middle or end, or the final or first time we see the character on screen, in a group or alone. Here are… Read more »

10 November 2018 | Features, Other Lists

The difference between genius and skill can be difficult to recognize at first. Both can be used to make a great movie, but only one can be counted on to reliably repeat the results. A director with only technical, learned skill might create a masterpiece if every other contributing factor merges at just the right moment. But a director of… Read more »

10 November 2018 | Features, People Lists

When it comes to movie trilogies, the second part is usually the best. Not only does the success of the first film grant its sequel a healthier budget, it also offers the filmmakers a chance to improve, expand, and build on what came before. If each trilogy keeps raising the stakes with each subsequent entry, then the second part is… Read more »

09 November 2018 | Features, Film Lists

With so many movies released in a given year, it’s hard to remember that the format is a true art form. Morphing sound and movement, and colliding music and ideas, film is truly one of the most important creations throughout time. For entertainment value and to put life itself in a microcosm, there are many things that film represents for… Read more »

09 November 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Art house can almost be considered a film genre itself, despite it being more of a style. Of course, there are common elements found in many art house films; existential questions of one’s place in society, how film can enhance a scenario outside of acting and dialogue alone, and usually an outsider perspective on an already-observed scenario. Art house cinema… Read more »

09 November 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Horror films tend to be shorter. It doesn’t matter if it’s a commercial release supported by some major studio or some independent filmmaker’s obscure arthouse film project. They just happen to be short. Who knows why. Sure, recently almost every kind of film gets to be shorter for financial reasons and to not bore general audience (and seriously these days,… Read more »

07 November 2018 | Features, Film Lists

One doesn’t require any rigorous education in the field of cinema or any long-running practice to instinctively appraise the importance of the opening and the closing shot of a film. The first must be a hook that lodges itself deeply into the spectator’s psyche, while the second is very similar to the final note of a musical piece: it is… Read more »

07 November 2018 | Features, Other Lists

Love him or hate him, Arnie is a cultural icon. Incredibly recognizable in both stature and voice. People of all ages are aware of him or familiar with his work. Everyone seems to be born with their own impression of the man. He his a true phenomenon and the ultimate proof that the ‘American dream’ is possible. He has, however,… Read more »

06 November 2018 | Features, Film Lists

With some films, one viewing just isn’t enough to understand the whole picture (lazy pun intended). There are those films out there that trickle information so steadily to the spectator that it takes one entire viewing just to start to grab the essence of the film, by which time the movie is over and we’re left wanting more. Or sometimes,… Read more »

06 November 2018 | Features, Film Lists