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By its very nature, the profession of director calls for a combination of unique qualities. To bring the vision to screen in the fullest capacity, the director must be a leader, an artist, a tactician, a politician, a motivator, an economist-the list can go on and on. Few combine all those traits in equal measure, but a director must be… Read more »

20 January 2019 | Features, People Lists

The current cinematic age is not one of original ideas. Looking at the titles released every year, fewer and fewer movies feature a new story, idea or character. Instead, many of them are sequels, reboots, remakes, prequels, spin-offs, films from a “shared cinematic universe”, or new adaptations from an original material that already was the base for other movies. The… Read more »

19 January 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Every structure needs an outline. Every composition needs notes. Every fairytale needs a story. A film is what we see: its frames, its motion, its colors, and its shadows. A film is also what we listen: its melodies, its noises, its moments of silence, and its voices. Yet, what would even a well-done motion picture be without a good script?… Read more »

19 January 2019 | Features, Film Lists

We all know that horrendous, creeping feeling that occurs when we are watching a movie with our parents and then… all of a sudden… there are two, or more fully naked people all over the screen engaging in some sexual act. Whether your approach to this problem is to ignore it and pretend it isn’t happening, to blush awkwardly and… Read more »

19 January 2019 | Features, Film Lists

With over 200 originals and counting, Netflix’s homegrown film industry has gone from a nice extra to one of the main draws of its site. No longer do you have to organise a babysitter, drive to the cinema, pay for tickets and sit next to squawking teenagers; now new films are ready and available from the comfort of your own… Read more »

18 January 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Human beings are complicated creatures. We always have been and always will be due to an assortment of thousands of psychological actions, life experiences, and choices. As we see in cinema, this bleeds onto the screen, yet we are so compelled by these films and characters that they stick with us for a very long time. In this list are… Read more »

18 January 2019 | Features, Film Lists

We’re almost a month into 2019, which means we’re slowly starting to distance ourselves from the year before so we can move onto this one. Moviegoers know that January is often the best time to catch up. At this point, new options include A Dog’s Way Home, Escape Room, and Replicas. Simply put, there’s not a whole lot to choose… Read more »

17 January 2019 | Features, Other Lists

It takes a unique skill to make a film with 0% on Rotten Tomatoes. The film must be considered to have no redeeming merits whatsoever: no interesting lines, no good acting, poor camerawork, poor editing and a morally wrong subject matter. Seeming as the service was created to provide an aggregate of critic’s views, to have every single critic to agree… Read more »

17 January 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Netflix releases a multitude of new films every year and 2018 was no different. From horrors to comedies, there was a film to suit every cinephile’s appetite. Netflix has become known as a platform for original filming, with Netflix’s original films also including films that were first screened in other countries which are then exclusively broadcast in other territories where… Read more »

16 January 2019 | Features, Film Lists

The year 2018 was not much of a special year for thrillers.  We hardly got any masterpieces but just like many other years, we still had some good, entertaining stuff that are worth checking out. Films like “Upgrade,” “Cam,” “A Quiet Place” and “Unsane” are more horrors than thrillers, so they don’t make into our list. We want to give… Read more »

16 January 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Don’t you hate it when you’re watching a movie and you’re really enjoying it, you might even consider it to be great or even possibly a masterpiece, but then the ending happens and it sucks. The ending is the most important part of a film, get it right and you might turn an otherwise pretty underwhelming film into a potential… Read more »

14 January 2019 | Features, Other Lists

2018 had more than its fair share of blockbuster releases, from Marvel and DC superheroes smacking each other around to Star Wars spin-off space operatics unfolding with seemingly limitless budgets and big name stars. And while such large studio fare gets most of the attention when it comes to audiences plaudits, lots of foreign-language films are largely ignored, as are… Read more »

14 January 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Awards season is here. This is the time where websites and critics start sharing their favorite movies of the year prior. With so many great films coming out every year, it has always been difficult to narrow down the best of the best. While we love critically acclaimed dramas like Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma or the charming and moving Shoplifters by… Read more »

13 January 2019 | Features, Film Lists

One of the easiest criticisms to make of a film is that it’s overrated. Similarly, saying a film is underrated is one of the easiest, most generic platitudes one can bestow on a movie. In a time where there’s so much competing buzz, when filmmakers and critics constantly struggle to standout, when audiences are inundated with constant claims of what… Read more »

13 January 2019 | Features, Film Lists

Who doesn’t love movies? Who doesn’t love holidaying? Most of all, who doesn’t love both?! Here is a list of ten films, technically twelve films, that you should watch the next time you’re on holiday, or if you want to pretend that you’re on one at the minute. Whether they’re set in gorgeous, sun drenched locations, like the stunning Call… Read more »

12 January 2019 | Features, Film Lists

No one likes conformity, except in secret. While most Americans accept Ralph Waldo Emerson’s idea that we should all be individualistic, we also tend to browbeat those who don’t share our opinion. And yet, whether we admit it or not, we all inevitably have moments of dissent. As acolytes of the horror genre, let’s take a page or two to… Read more »

11 January 2019 | Features, Film Lists