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Cult cinema is an extremely broad term. By definition, cult classics are films that have acquired a subculture or a following that keep the film alive for the years to come. These films are often unsuccessful or misunderstood upon initial release, but gain more traction within certain communities of film watchers later on. Many cult films have attained such a… Read more »

23 May 2019 | Features, Film Lists

David Fincher is one of the most interesting filmmakers today. He redefined the genre of neo-noir in terms of content, and he creates perfect atmospheres with his challenging unique cinematography. A director gives his own darkness to his characters and annoys the audience, and in Fincher’s films, we often see characters that are obsessively dedicated to solving secrets. He has… Read more »

23 May 2019 | Features, Film Lists

The 21st century has seen the film industry take great strides in special effects and technology. The formula is so readily available and accessible these days that every other science fiction flick feels a big studio-financed project. Despite these advancements, films that do succeed are the ones with smart writing and original conceptualization. This list is an attempt to identify… Read more »

22 May 2019 | Features, Film Lists

A lot of films that considered classics have managed to transcend time, push the boundaries of filmmaking and create a unique cinematic language. Here is a list of some movie classics you have probably never seen.   10. Vivement Dimanche! (1983) “Vivement Dimanche!” (or “Confidentially Yours”) is the swang song of the legendary French director François Truffaut. While Truffaut was… Read more »

21 May 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Following in the footsteps of other recent lists of overlooked and underseen genre films, this list celebrates transgressive cinema and their brave fans that enjoy films unafraid of being brutal, nasty, and nonconforming. Horror films, when done right, deal time and again with mankind’s own dark psychology and have proven repeatedly that horror is truly a director’s genre. Luminaries like… Read more »

20 May 2019 | Features, Film Lists

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19 May 2019 | Other Lists

Sometimes you’re not looking for an easy movie; you don’t want the same old stories. You’re tired of the silly and frivolous films that come out all over the world every year. This is the list of the best 21st century art house movies, ranked in chronological order. It’ll give you a different perspective on cinema, and hopefully, it’ll make… Read more »

19 May 2019 | Features, Film Lists

There’s a lot of reasons why we love film. We love the sense of escapism, we love rich stories and compelling characters, we love great performances, explosive action, to laugh, to cry or to scare ourselves silly. No matter where our preferences lie, here, one thing we all have in common is film. But often the most relatable are the… Read more »

18 May 2019 | Features, Film Lists

For close to two decades now the 21st century has proven to be a great new era for horror fans as we’ve been experiencing something of a horror renaissance. Sure there have been sequels nobody asked for, franchises that just won’t die, and trends we’ve grown tired of (torture porn and zombie films, we’re looking at you!), but there’s also… Read more »

16 May 2019 | Features, Film Lists

According to several manuals of screenplays from the United States, a film is divided into three acts. The first: the beginning, the presentation of the film universe that will come to be explored during the duration of the film. The next: the development of a possible conflict presented in the first act; it is where the climax lies. The latter:… Read more »

15 May 2019 | Features, Other Lists

Science fiction is a versatile genre. It could be a medium for a political analysis of a society or a tool for higher entertaining. The power and the possibilities of this genre are infinite and – year after year – new movies raise the bar higher. This is a selection of recent overlooked films – from typical genre movies to… Read more »

14 May 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Cinema, an art of image and sound, can provide reflexive, philosophical experiences in a specific way, that no other art can manage in the same manner. There is a line of filmmakers that have understood and treated cinema as an adult art capable of exploring in depth the most serious questions about life and death. Here are ten of the… Read more »

14 May 2019 | Features, Film Lists

While 2019 seems like the year of reboots/remakes (“The Lion King”, “Aladdin”, “Dumbo”, “Hellboy”, “Pet Sematary”, “Child’s Play”, “Joker” and many others come to mind), Hollywood hasn’t forgotten about sequels either. In fact, there are enough sequels getting released this year that one might miss some of them on the way. For this list, we’ve ordered by their USA release… Read more »

13 May 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Obscure, Parallel, Profound, Visionary – these are the labels often attributed to films that premiere in various film festivals all over the world. Even if such extreme labeling seems rather offensive, it has to be acknowledged that film festival lineups almost never care to include mainstream fare in their schedule, in favor of a more visceral and profound visual experience…. Read more »

13 May 2019 | Features, Film Lists

So I find myself once again challenged by the topic and conversation this list brings me. There’s so many great films out there and so many to choose from that there’s no way I can do this without feeling somewhat empty because I know there’s a long list of greats I’m not mentioning here. But I must choose what I… Read more »

12 May 2019 | Features, Film Lists

David Cronenberg is undeniably one of the most prolific directors of all time. He is not only the pioneer of the body horror genre, but also the creator of numerous existential thrillers. Here is a list of several films not directed by the great Canadian director that could be part of his marvellous filmography.   10. Hardware (1990) Richard Stanley’s… Read more »

11 May 2019 | Features, Film Lists