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Film is a unique art form that is able to reveal what lies beyond what is seen in ordinary life. It is able to convey unique perspectives on life and rather than give answers, it makes the viewer ask questions. Sometimes films focus on bright side of life, others on the fatality of it, and other in its absurdity. The… Read more »

30 March 2018 | Features, Film Lists

What makes a romantic movie great? Is it the characters? Is it the era when it takes place? Or is it the circumstances under which it takes place? A great romance is defined by many factors, but the stories that are most enduring through time are ironically the ones that did not last. The most famous doomed romance in Western… Read more »

30 March 2018 | Features, Film Lists

There is a strong tradition of erotic films in modern cinema, and while most film fans are aware of popular titles such as Eyes Wide Shut and Last Tango in Paris, below are ten great erotic films that may have escaped your notice.   1. Bound The first film directed by the Wachowski’s, the movie tells the story of a… Read more »

29 March 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Cinema history has many amazing movie trilogies. From Francis Ford Coppola’s acclaimed Godfather Trilogy to Jean Cocteau’s Orphic Trilogy, and from Michelangelo Antonioni’s Trilogy on Modernity and its Discontents to Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Three Colors Trilogy, it is not that difficult to remember how many great trilogies cinema has. But, some great trilogies sometimes are not as remembered as they deserve… Read more »

29 March 2018 | Features, Film Lists

When we look at how a couple is presented onscreen, the most memorable films are often the most innovative. They are not always about falling in love: sometimes what happens afterward is unfortunate. The films in this list have been included for featuring relationships between men and women in refreshing ways.   1. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) This… Read more »

29 March 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Every year, since 1929, Hollywood has picked one quintessential movie of the year. Some years the choice is quite obvious. Movies like Gone With the Wind, Ben-Hur and Titanic were all major achievements that galvanized the public, the year they were made. While most of the time, Oscar gets it right, there have been some years when Oscar has completely… Read more »

28 March 2018 | Features, Film Lists

To create and end a feature film is an ambition in itself. Crafting a fictional reality involves a constant struggle against reality, which constantly imposes into the will of the film crew. With this in mind, there are certain films that are though separately from the other because of the size of their ambition. These films not only try to… Read more »

28 March 2018 | Features, Film Lists

If you are tired of blockbusters and comic book films, and would like to feel confused, freaked out and constantly asking yourself, “What just happened on screen?”, then you are in the right place. Directors on this list specialize in teleporting viewers from their cinematic comfort zone to a bizarre and surrealistic dimension where anything could happen, even things that… Read more »

28 March 2018 | Features, People Lists

Hollywood has never been particularly concerned with accuracy. From history to geography to science, the American film industry has on numerous occasions turned a blind eye to details which might get in the way of a thrilling and engaging story. On occasion, these details might not matter so much, as we all enjoy a good story thats told well and… Read more »

27 March 2018 | Features, Film Lists

There are many kinds of films; some of them are crafted with big audiences in mind and thus created in common codes and conventions. But there also some films that have more artistic ambitions, rather than commercial ones. These films are done in very different schemes than the commercial ones, most of the time by directors who are interested in… Read more »

27 March 2018 | Features, People Lists

Cinema is both cyclical and cemented. It returns to notions and ideas that may have worked previously, all while clinging to the tropes that do work. Certain aspects are successful with gaining audience interest and earning money back: you go to see a horror film to get shivers down your spine, and you watch a comedy to get a good… Read more »

26 March 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Oscar Wilde and the Aesthetic Movement were of the opinion that the essentiality of art is concentrated on the indulgence of the senses through the absolute conquest of beauty. Although cinema is probably the most multifarious kind of art, the visual elements of a motion picture are of great significance and cinematography captures as the tangible, as the contextual allure… Read more »

26 March 2018 | Features, Other Lists

Alfred Hitchcock once said: “The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder”. As such the theatrical cut of his longest film, North by Northwest clocks in at two hours and sixteen minutes, while most of the rest of his films fall around the two hour and under mark. Some directors have made… Read more »

25 March 2018 | Features, Film Lists

The following list is one not just for cineastes, but for those who delight in being swept up in a large-scale whirlwind of melodrama, star-crossed lovers, inescapable contretemps, all amidst swirling backdrops that sow the seeds of legend, and often span years of fleeting affection and aching regret. Tallying only 10 epic romances of course means that this list is… Read more »

25 March 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Starting in the late 19th century, film has been one of the most captivating types of media in the world. What began as a few experiments among a select number of people has grown into an international business and phenomenon. Each year, thousands of films are produced and released worldwide. In turn, these films are critiqued and compared to releases… Read more »

24 March 2018 | Features, Other Lists

When the writers (and future film makers) of the influential French film journal Cahiers du Cinema formulated what became known as “the auteur theory” in the late 1950s and early 60s, it caused a lot of controversy in cinematic circles. Simply put, it stated that the director was the prime mover, the “author” of the film and that everything in… Read more »

24 March 2018 | Features, People Lists