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Films are often categorized in the two distant poles: those of the commercial films that are focused on entertainment and generating profit, and those of the art house films that are focused on expressing a personal vision that’s far away from any commercial purpose. But there is wide spectrum between these two poles, a spectrum holding many of the greatest… Read more »

08 June 2018 | Features, Film Lists

What is more important and timeless than emotions and emotional externalization? Drama, one of the most significant and artistically composite means of sentimental sharing, finds its roots in Athens in the 6th century BC, where the hearty need for emotional expression led to a primary form of theater, which was meant to be a great influence for all of the… Read more »

08 June 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Have you ever wondered from where great directors get their ideas? The unfortunate truth is that some of the best stories in cinema are nowhere near original. Some of the most famous directors are equally infamous for the lawsuits piled up against them for copyright infringement, and you might be surprised who makes the cut. This list details the ten… Read more »

07 June 2018 | Features, People Lists

Call them dramedies – laughter and crying may seem to be polar opposite emotions, but some works of cinema are able to bring them together in a big amalgam of relatable, hysterical, moving storytelling. These rare precious films deserve to be celebrated for the gamut of emotions they put us through, their therapeutic value, their true-to-life qualities. Here are 10… Read more »

07 June 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Joseph Campbell directed our attention towards the idea that a story’s protagonist was supposed to have a specific set of traits in order for that character to be enriched. This list of requirements, titled “The Hero’s Journey”, ensured that a narrative interacted with a lead character in perfect form. When utilized properly, The Hero’s Journey can help a writer or… Read more »

06 June 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Anyone new to the classic mystery reading field could be forgiven for thinking that Dashiell Hammet, author of The Maltese Falcon, The Glass Key, and The Thin Man, probably had a gigantic selection of mystery novels in his bibliography and that those were just the top three. Actually they were the top three of just five full length novels. By… Read more »

06 June 2018 | Features, People Lists

The Cannes Film Festival has always favored unconventional aspects of cinema, and has awarded auteurs with radical views on art and society. Some of the Jury’s decisions proved to be rather controversial, as they provoked reactions from critics, the audience (the Cannes audience is prone to booing), or even the Church and politicians. Some of the films in this list… Read more »

06 June 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Rarely are critics and filmgoers in complete agreement in terms of which films are the best. And although no film has reached a total consensus of cinematic perfection, a few films come close. Rotten Tomatoes has for years let critics review all kinds of films, certifying the “best of the best” with a so-called fresh status. Of these films, who… Read more »

05 June 2018 | Features, Film Lists

The 1990s, as hindsight so clearly shows us, were a stunning time for cinema. There seems to have been no end to the awe-inspiring visuals that fired up the imagination the world over during that wonderfully diverse decade. Though several films stood out straight away, Taste of Cinema’s tireless search for the most visually exquisite films of 1990s has been… Read more »

05 June 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Cinematography is one of the strongest aspects of any film. Cinema is both a visual and audible medium, but bright and vibrant colours may grasp your attention long before a sound does. In a complete, aesthetic package, sound and vision will connect and create a sphere of euphoria. It is rare to find an authentically monochromatic film, where every colour… Read more »

05 June 2018 | Features, Film Lists

There are some things that money cannot buy, and these movies are a great example of that. Just because a film has a high budget does not mean that it is guaranteed to be amazing or even decent. There are a lot of components and factors that go into making a film, meaning that something not working out during the… Read more »

04 June 2018 | Features, Film Lists

2017 provided many under the radar gems which were not included among the films discussed during awards season but were among the best films of the year nonetheless. The following is a list of some of these great films that may have been missed by many during the year.   20. Ingrid Goes West – Matt Spicer Writer-director Matt Spicer… Read more »

04 June 2018 | Features, Film Lists

There’s nothing greater than a film that makes you think. A film that lingers on your mind long after the credits have rolled and is the subject of many conversation and discussion. Trying to piece together the puzzle of what you saw and coming to a conclusion that makes sense or still doesn’t add up. Film, like all art forms,… Read more »

04 June 2018 | Features, Film Lists

The buzz around Lars von Trier’s provocative new film “The House that Jack Built” and the mass audience exodus at its 2018 Cannes premiere has made massive cinema walkouts a topical subject. When the news from this year’s Cannes Film Festival flooded in, a friend of mine asked me with sincere wonder, “Are really people still shocked in Cannes nowadays… Read more »

03 June 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Perfection is subjective when it comes to art. A mathematical equation can only have one answer, no matter what those Facebook shareable quizzes tell you. When it comes to art, it is all about your interpretation. For action buffs, a perfect film may be the one that exhilarates them the most. For comedy enthusiasts, the perfect comedy may have to… Read more »

03 June 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Movies are being released so fast all around the world that it is often very difficult to keep up with them. It is even harder to keep up with more independent films that aren’t constantly appearing on billboards or on social media. So it is no wonder that every year there will be hundreds of films that we will miss,… Read more »

03 June 2018 | Features, Film Lists