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Thanks in part to its troubled past, the American South has seen a blossom of artistic endeavors. The culture of the region is steeped heavily in the appreciation for oral tradition, so it is no wonder that so many Southerners have made careers out of the art of storytelling. For this reason, many brilliant films take place in the Southeastern… Read more »

09 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Few have made the comeback Michael Keaton has done. The perennial star of 1989 returned with a bang, both saluting his iconic superhero and questioning the fame around it. ´Birdman´ proved that Keaton was more than just an eighties/nineties celebrity clutching for his breath (the same of which cannot be applied to his peers Pierce Brosnan or Richard Dean Anderson),… Read more »

09 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Science fiction stories usually involve fantastical elements that focus on space travel, alien life forms, or time travel and are set in the future or some type of dystopian or apocalyptic society. They also tend to have social and political commentary that is relative to the time that the film was made and also try to ask some of the… Read more »

09 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

From the beginning of time, human beings have wondered if the universe has a plan in store for them. We have pondered whether every person is born to fulfill a determined destiny, or if every human can build their future from scratch, depending on the choices they make. It is true that we are determined by time, space, the laws… Read more »

09 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Generally, triangular love is a common trope in many romantic films, but most of them can be described as quadrilateral or rectangular love as well. This list has tried to include only those films where there are tension and competition between three parties. They may not necessarily be romantic films; all the films included that have shown love triangles in… Read more »

07 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

After all his hard work, I think it’s fair to say that Michael Haneke is a master filmmaker. He has made 11 outstanding movies, winning the Palme d’Or for his two last ones. If he accomplishes this feat once again with his new film “Happy End”, to be released in 2017, Haneke would be the only director to win the… Read more »

07 April 2016 | Features, Other Lists

Sometimes a song used within a film fits so perfectly that it would be criminal to imagine the scene it’s used in without it, whilst at the same time, a song can instantly remind a person of that very scene. The memorable songs played in films, whether serving as simple backing music or more directly infused within a scene can… Read more »

06 April 2016 | Features, Other Lists

Edward Thomas “Tom” Hardy (born 15 September, 1977) is the only child of Cambridge-educated writer Edward “Chips” Hardy and artist mother Anne, and grew up in East Sheen, London. His formative years were anything but boring. He was expelled from Reeds public school (for stealing), arrested for joyriding in a stolen Mercedes while in possession of a gun when he… Read more »

06 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Everyone is familiar with film noir, the American genre that flowered during the Second World War, and which produced a series of feverish dramas, equal parts cynical and romantic, where private eyes got lost in the labyrinths of organised crime or an innocent Joe was seduced by a femme fatale. Whatever the story, the narrative seemed polluted by an urban-borne… Read more »

06 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Adaptations have been popular in cinema, ever since Georges Méliès’s version of Cinderella came out in 1899. It’s only natural given the literary nature of films that adaptations occur. These are the films that rival their source material in terms of quality by utilizing the art of filmmaking to the narrative’s benefit, creating either an entirely new piece of art,… Read more »

05 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Why don’t great comedies get the same respect as great dramas, sci-fi, action, etc.? One could argue making a great comedy is just as difficult, maybe even more so, than other genres as not only requires a great script, but also actors with impeccable comic timing and delivery which is very difficult. You could also have the benefit of ab-libs… Read more »

05 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

From early work with Paths of Glory to Lolita, to his coffee-black comedy Doctor Strangelove, the droog dystopia A Clockwork Orange, and later with The Shining and the unblinking stare into the Vietnam War with Full Metal Jacket, and in 1999, his final film, Eyes Wide Shut, Stanley Kubrick is one of the most well-known names in cinema of all… Read more »

05 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

The term “aspect ratio” describes the mathematical relation between the horizontal side of the screen image and the vertical one; for example, the ratio used for television is 16:9, which means that the proportion between width and height will always be 1.78 to 1 (if your tv screen is 16 inches long, its height will be of 9 inches). In cinema,… Read more »

05 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

A man of overwhelming height and size, the charismatic John Goodman originally earned a name for himself depicting a collection of loveable and flamboyant characters in family entertainment. Despite being a constant, indispensable actor working in child-friendly capers, Goodman has also frequently lent his impeccable abilities to various other genres, creating a unique back catalogue of unpredictable and varying performances,… Read more »

04 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Martin Scorsese is often described as one of the most prolific and significant filmmakers of cinema history. His career spans over 45 years and in that time he has crafted countless masterpieces, from the gritty and brutal world of Mean Streets to the adrenaline fueled excess of The Wolf of Wall Street, he has accomplished more and left a larger… Read more »

04 April 2016 | Features, Other Lists

It is great when a film takes an unpredicted turn, or does something formally to provoke thought, or to shock. This is often the result of direction; it might be at a level of self-awareness not seen before, or a collage of different styles or genres. The narrative of a film may leave the audience in a compromised position, or… Read more »

04 April 2016 | Features, Film Lists