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This article is here to explore and talk about some of the best male performances in the history of film. From a tramp in a silent film to a quiet hitman, and from a man who plays chess with death to a ruthless oilman, this list has some of the greatest actors of all time. Please, let’s not forget the… Read more »

12 November 2017 | Features, Other Lists

An original screenplay doesn’t adhere to the rules of adaptation, which often lends the subsequent original film more novelty than the latest production of a New York Times bestseller. In the 21st century, countless innovative screenwriters have taken real life or a really great idea and set the foundation for refreshing genuine cinema. They’ve missed a few, but an excess… Read more »

11 November 2017 | Features, Film Lists

So many films made every year and so little time to see every one of them. That is, unless your entire profession depends upon watching as many films as possible during a year, and doubly so if you are a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. After all, it is members of this organization that decides… Read more »

10 November 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Equally influenced by Steven Spielberg’s family-adventure films, 80s nostalgia, Stephen King’s novels and John Carpenter’s retro synth soundscapes, “Stranger Things” was one of the best received shows of 2016. Not only did it gain a lot of popularity in a very short time, but it already feels like a classic. Last week, the second season was released on Netflix and… Read more »

10 November 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Throughout the history of film, the term “Masterpiece” gets thrown around rather frequently, loosely even, with common names like Citizen Kane and Casablanca coming to mind, being praised for their level of innovation and general greatness. Though such films are undeniably great, there are a few black sheep (that will not be named) which are undeservingly bestowed that term, even… Read more »

10 November 2017 | Features, Film Lists

So here is my list of the winners of the Best Director Oscar for the current millennium. Now before you start saying that it is completely wrong, can I just say that this is my opinion in an opinion piece. If it is different from yours then so it goes, it’s allowed to be! I’m not a cinema scholar; my… Read more »

09 November 2017 | Features, People Lists

There is a pantheon in the world of film that is reserved only for the most truly memorable artists, the best of the best that includes the likes of John Ford, Akira Kurosawa, Stanley Kubrick and yes, England’s own, Alfred Hitchcock, the self-proclaimed “Master of Suspense”. His output was quite prolific and of a consistently high quality, despite being initially… Read more »

09 November 2017 | Features, Film Lists

From cinema’s infancy when the Lumière brothers screened the first short films in the late 1800s to the development of narrative films during the silent era and onwards to the massive multiplexes of today’s 21st Century, all of the iconic imagery associated with cinema is due to it being a dominantly visual medium. All of the great directors, like Alfred… Read more »

09 November 2017 | Features, Film Lists

This is the second part of a list published here before, with an emphasis on smaller independent productions that, because of smaller financial support, did not get the recognition they deserve. It also emphasizes lesser-known efforts by well-known directors.   10. Dave (1993, Ivan Reitman) Ivan Reitman is one of the overlooked comedy directors of Hollywood. The Slovakia-born Canadian made… Read more »

08 November 2017 | Features, Film Lists

What would cinema look like without its characters? Well, aside from some standalone examples, there wouldn’t be a cinematic landscape at all. At its core, cinema is about characters and their actions. When basing on a well-researched script, the movie could be understand as a study of the protagonist’s psyche and his doings. Together with sound design, cinematography and the… Read more »

08 November 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Japanese animation, commonly referred to as anime (the Japanese shorthand for animation), has had a tremendous impact on the international world. While cartoons were conceived around the start of the 20th century, anime took on a whole other form in the post-World War II period of Japan where it was developed as a method of telling original stories whilst repairing… Read more »

07 November 2017 | Features, Film Lists

Toying with the traditional iconography associated with movies about restless spirits and the places they haunt, David Lowery’s materialistically mischievous, and altogether mesmerizing A Ghost Story (2017) does something very different as far as cinematic hauntings go. Reuniting with his cast from Ain’t Them Bodies Saints (2013), A Ghost Story’s prologue introduces us to a married couple played by Casey… Read more »

07 November 2017 | Features, Other Lists

Like all the best artists, many filmmakers have taken it upon themselves to ask big questions with their work, questioning reality, identity and the meaning of life. Such explorations of the human experience are often intense, and can have earth-shattering conclusions. These are the kinds of movies that may have you curled up in the fetal position by the end,… Read more »

07 November 2017 | Features, Film Lists

There are a lot of factors that play into being a great artist. Talent is the most obvious one, but without practice and determination, all the talent in the world amounts to nothing. What’s less obvious is choosing the right material to showcase your talent. The greatest artists in the world are only as good as the projects they work… Read more »

06 November 2017 | Features, People Lists

Denis Villeneuve’s filmography is as diverse as it is impressive. From black-and-white indie movies to grand-scale sci-fi sequels, Villeneuve has had no trouble showing his diversity throughout the years. Though his movies span different genres and feature various types of budgets, one thing remains consistent; they’re all gorgeous. This isn’t strictly in regards to visual effects. Obviously, it would be… Read more »

06 November 2017 | Features, Film Lists

One of the biggest and most discussed subjects in our philosophy since the dawn of our species has been morality; that is, the distinction between right and wrong. Ever since we started living in organized civilizations, the necessity to regulate our behavior has been present in order to maintain peace. Thus, morality is socially defined and dynamic, changing with the… Read more »

06 November 2017 | Features, Film Lists