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Not only is there a difference between seeing a film in a cinema and watching it again later at home, but you yourself are different – older, hopefully wiser, most likely in a different mood than you were on opening night. Shorn of hype and expectation, you can get on the movie’s wavelength, accept it on its own terms and… Read more »

30 June 2017 | Features, Film Lists

We all know why we are on this website: we all love cinema. We go to the theatre or turn on our home electronics to search for a new flick. We usually go for material that matches our tastes. We like familiarity with our mediums, because our downtime is meant to be quality time. We don’t want to waste our… Read more »

30 June 2017 | Features, Film Lists

It’s safe to say that the DCEU was not in the most well received places. Each respective entry to be released was hated more than the last, with never ending complaints (justified or not) about how faithful the movies are towards the characters. The future was not very bright. Hope came in the form of Wonder Woman. Every trailer to… Read more »

29 June 2017 | Features, Other Lists

Just like Walt Disney did all those years ago, Pixar revolutionized animation and has been at the forefront of animated films for the last 23 years. Officially founded in 1986 and releasing its first film in 1995, the company has enjoyed unparalleled box office and critical success. Making to date a combined $10.8 billion from all its 18 feature films… Read more »

29 June 2017 | Features, Film Lists

If we started ranking the decades since cinema was born for their importance, the 2000s would probably not make the top five, but it’s still an important decade that changed the way film was produced and exhibited. The ascension of digital filmmaking and the emerging new ways to exhibit and watch movies made film even more popular in that decade… Read more »

29 June 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Horror films are often resistant to criticism, either because the genre as a whole isn’t particularly highly regarded by “serious” critics or because many horror films are low-budget, poorly produced shock films that look to deliver on their implicit promise of graphic violence rather than creating a quality movie. And 2017 has been no different in this regard than most:… Read more »

28 June 2017 | Features, Film Lists

No directors in recent memory have been as successful as Tim Burton in marrying their unique vision with universal popularity. Since his beginning, he has been able to captivate audiences with his arresting artistic design and keep them around with his goofy sense of humor and natural storytelling ability. His filmography has one of the most distinct director’s footprint in… Read more »

28 June 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Bigger isn’t always better when it comes to film casts and often the most poignant, powerful movies feature just two actors shouldering most of the plot. These are some of the best films where the majority of the action and dialogue are carried out by just two characters.   10. Conversations With Other Women At the end of every relationship… Read more »

28 June 2017 | Features, Film Lists

To consider a film “foreign” is to take part in an anglo-centered Copernican revolution, something pretty artificial for an art that was born in France and perfected by great cinematic schools from many continents. However, we stick to this definition for conventional reasons, and maybe for a good old-fashioned imperialist fascination with the dynamics of power and language. “Foreign” as… Read more »

26 June 2017 | Features, Film Lists

There’s an old saying that every story has been told. It is basically impossible to write a film that is one hundred percent unique, as every type of plot has been thought of in some form or another. On the other hand, it is easy to forget that filmmakers are movie buffs as well, and many of them want to… Read more »

26 June 2017 | Features, Film Lists

When you are an actor or an actress, you are always liable to a change in pace, whether it’s for better or for worse. Many performers bounce back and forth, and we are usually there to stick by their side. This list is a look at 10 actors and actresses who had their own moments that challenged their careers that… Read more »

26 June 2017 | Features, Other Lists

So far the 21st century has been an exciting, variable, and unpredictable period for cinema. While we’ve been seeing less and less movies being shot on 35mm in favor of now ubiquitous and widely accessible digital formats, the following list doesn’t really delve into these trends and it also eschews the gimmicks and populist movements that have been dominating multiplexes… Read more »

26 June 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Tony Scott was a director who knew what kind of movies he wanted to make. He made action movies and he didn’t apologize for it. He wasn’t looking for an Oscar. He let his older brother Ridley handle that department. However, when you look at his filmography you see that he was more than an action director, he was a… Read more »

26 June 2017 | Features, Film Lists

It’s tough being a superhero, maintaining a secret identity while supervillains throw buildings at you all day, and it takes its toll. After a while, too many superheroes lose their sense of humour, start to appear po-faced and just aren’t fun to be around anymore. Fortunately for film fans, there are several superhero movies that never take themselves too seriously… Read more »

25 June 2017 | Features, Film Lists

The 1990s was another strong decade for midnight movie, eccentric oddities, and out there genre films. No doubt cult films from that era were still benefitting in popularity owing largely to the home video market, cable TV, as well as repertoire cinemas and Pay per view channels. Part of the attraction with movies designated with cult status is that they… Read more »

25 June 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Terry Gilliam is a British film director, screenwriter and actor born on November 22, 1940 in Minnesota, USA. In the 60s, Gilliam moved to England and naturalised himself British, renouncing his US citizenship in 2006. Being the only member of the Monty Python comedy group not to be born in England, Gilliam met his Python friends Eric Idle, Michael Palin… Read more »

25 June 2017 | Features, Film Lists