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Acting is one of the main aspects of a certain kind of filmmaking. It is so powerful that some filmmaker’s careers and even certain movements are profoundly shaped by the actresses and actors that appear the films. Some actresses and actors have become idols and figures that represent and shaped entire generations. Sometimes we see an actress who is great… Read more »

25 January 2018 | Features, People Lists

Filmmaker have frequently turned to the world of music to find the subject of their documentaries. Singers and icons abound worthy of closer inspection, and films provide an opportunity for fans and neutrals alike to journey deeper into their lives behind the public facade. Music documentaries have a rich history too: films like Jonathan Demme’s Stop Making Sense (1984) and… Read more »

24 January 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Fight Club was a box-office bomb upon its release yet it has since became a cult classic, an artistic triumph, and cultural anomaly. The film has gone on to inspire several articles and video essays that interpret the film as a cinematic criticism of anarchy, nihilism, and hyper-masculinity, all confidently claiming the film perceives these practices as being self-destructive forms… Read more »

24 January 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Tragedy for the purposes of this list does not mean films that are very sad. Rather the films selected explore themes associated with Greek and sometime Shakespearian Tragedy. Throughout this list, philosophers and theorists of the tragic have been cited. This use of theory to discern what is properly tragic is controversial. Raymond Williams for instance argued that the tragic… Read more »

24 January 2018 | Features, Film Lists

We’ve all laid witness to an actor dramatically claiming he ‘lost’ himself in a role. A statement like that could be dripping with pretension, yet what about the times where the concept wasn’t just accurate, but actually downplayed the whole ordeal? A great actor tends to fully inhabit their character, live in its shoes, think its thoughts – what happens… Read more »

23 January 2018 | Features, Other Lists

Sally Hawkins is quickly becoming one of the more sought after actresses in Hollywood after 2017. Her roles as both Elisa in ‘The Shape of Water’ and Maud in ‘Maudie’ have skyrocketed her career and shown her versatility and talent to general audiences everywhere. She is quickly becoming a household name as well with films like ‘Paddington’ and it’s sequel…. Read more »

23 January 2018 | Features, People Lists

Making movies means, being able to manipulate time in the way you want it. It not only matters what happens inside the scene, but how long the scene lasts. Often however, directors choose not to manipulate time and let a scene play out as if it was in real life. This creates movie scenes that often can feel drawn out,… Read more »

23 January 2018 | Features, Other Lists

Films are an escape for many. You visit a theatre to be ripped away from reality. You prepare your television or computer to revisit a unique place that wowed you on the first watch. The entirety of many films is a very specific experience that can be described plainly as “cinematic.” Think about it: that epic ending to your favourite… Read more »

22 January 2018 | Features, Film Lists

True humanism in film is a difficult task to master. Most films offer only a surface level look at love and relationships, success and failure. Only the greats can really pierce into those feelings and create a masterpiece. It requires an eye for the small yet profound details that make up a life, and the ability to craft those details… Read more »

22 January 2018 | Features, People Lists

2017 is officially over, and with this, we will have a look at some of the foreign films of the year – but not only “some” films, only the best ones. Take into account that this list will be based on Hollywood standards, meaning for “foreign” to any movie outside Hollywood/English speaking productions. Last year was great in terms of… Read more »

22 January 2018 | Features, Film Lists

2017 has been a year that has been lacking laughs in terms of mainstream news. The world is divided politically, monsters in powerful places – and our heroes alike – have been revealed as sex offenders, and many talented people have left us. In short, it’s all been a bit depressing. Thankfully, the movies have been there to keep our… Read more »

21 January 2018 | Features, Film Lists

All throughout life, an individual love is seen as one of the most important things to experience. Whether it be via an spiritual connection with God, or in the conventional way by getting married and forming a family, love and its expressions have seemed to be in the center of our concerns since the dawn of humankind. We all expect… Read more »

21 January 2018 | Features, Film Lists

The Last Jedi was released on the 14th of December 2017 and within hours of its release fans started to flood review sites with negative reviews. It is possibly the most divisive Star Wars film of all time, and has been the subject of much backlash. The Last Jedi had a lot to live up to, and anticipation and hopes… Read more »

20 January 2018 | Features, Other Lists

Acting is one of the capital aspects of films. Even though there are filmmakers who have decide to use non-actors, make animation, or even do not display people in their films, most of the films do need the work of professionals who specialize in impersonating another human being. When a film needs to tell the story of certain individuals, it… Read more »

20 January 2018 | Features, People Lists

Horror is the country music of movies. Most of them suck, the rest are tolerable, but a few are brilliant—so good that they transcend the tired conventions of an oversimplified genre. This is not meant to be demeaning; it’s simply a fact supported by rating sites like the Internet Movie Database. Of IMDb’s top 250 films, 181 are in the… Read more »

19 January 2018 | Features, Film Lists

On a philosophical level, violence is rather difficult to define and violence can have connotations reflective of temperament and psychical states. Any sense of disturbance or perturbation may be said to be violent, however artfully rendered. Slavoj Žižek argues that there are distinguishable types of violence, namely subjective and objective violence. Subjective violence which is manifestly apparent as it seems… Read more »

19 January 2018 | Features, Film Lists