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The first time is always memorable. And for filmmakers embarking on their feature length directorial debuts, it is only a matter of time before their efforts are judged by audiences, possibly from across the world. Of course not every debut makes an impact, and first films can come from a myriad of different people. A directorial debut can come from… Read more »

06 September 2018 | Features, Film Lists

As of August 2018, Michael Fassbender is 41 years old. Unless he retires from acting, Fassbender will be nominated for another Oscar, Golden Globe or BAFTA award within the next decade. His Hollywood career has displayed a range between mammoth success (being a staple of the X-Men and Alien franchises), to having eight films on his resume that grossed less… Read more »

06 September 2018 | Features, Film Lists

It’s no hidden secret that there are a lot of films listed on Rotten Tomatoes with outrageously high scores. Once upon a time, a film-lover could look up a film on Rotten Tomatoes and get a rough idea if it is worth watching or not. It was simple, any film with more than 60% favorable reviews was deemed ‘fresh’, anything… Read more »

05 September 2018 | Features, Film Lists

As the long running popularity of horror films attest, people enjoy a good scare. It can be the shared excitement, the cheap thrill, or the therapeutic release that accounts for at least some of the populism behind getting scared silly, but some films take pains to dig a little deeper and to uncover irrational and pathological frights that deeply affect… Read more »

05 September 2018 | Features, Film Lists

The last eight years have been filled with lots of great horror movies, to the point where we might say that the 2010s are one of the best – if not the greatest – decades for horror movies. James Wan gave us “Insidious” and “The Conjuring.” A24 produced “The VVitch” and this year’s “Hereditary.” “Get Out” won an Academy Award… Read more »

04 September 2018 | Features, Film Lists

There are so many exciting and powerful performances in film that receive recurring praise and admiration. The roles that tend to stand out are the ones often described as “intense”; performances of great magnitude and strength. To understand what many mean when they talk about an intense performance, one only has to glance at Robert De Niro’s work with Martin… Read more »

04 September 2018 | Features, Other Lists

In order to translate a written work into moving pictures, some crimes must be committed. With books, we create the visuals with our imagination; a good movie brings those visuals to life. Also, despite the numerous failed attempts to convert a full length novel into a compact yet captivating visual story, the notion that film adaptations are invariably inferior to… Read more »

03 September 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Did you ever notice a particular moment in a film that stands out amongst the rest? Something that made you freeze for a second and maybe not even pay attention to the moments that followed afterwards? Maybe your jaw was dropped, or your brain was processing what had just happened. It’s time to celebrate moments like this, because we may… Read more »

03 September 2018 | Features, Other Lists

I’ll begin by saying something completely controversial that I’m sure will anger a lot of readers: even though I have a personal morbid interest in serial killer psychology, I’m not a huge fan of the popular Netflix show ”Mindhunter.” My biggest issue with the show is the dull character drama that almost feel shoehorned in just so that each episode can… Read more »

02 September 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Perfection. How easy is it to write such a popular word that has been the cause of many heated discussions. When writing this list, three aspects were taken into account. First, bearing in mind that it would be a list of 10 films, is there would be a lot of perfect films that would be omitted, so the reader should… Read more »

01 September 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Moviegoers love a good plot twist. When the story suddenly takes a sharp left turn and pulls the rug out from under the audience, they go crazy. You can feel the hush settle across the theater and maybe hear a few gasps. M. Night Shyamalan has made a career out of plot twists, to the point that any time a… Read more »

01 September 2018 | Features, Other Lists

Our mottled, bustling, and multicultural planet is doubtlessly a charming reflection of Pandora’s box. Since the very first rational ideas until the most complex organizational rulings, and from an Amazonian tribe’s unrecorded principles to China’s precise totality of precepts, you can fathom the intentions for a collective freedom that is both pursued and shrank by norms and prohibitions. On that… Read more »

31 August 2018 | Features, Film Lists

1990s was not the best decade for horror films in general. Yes, we still had “Scream”, “Misery” and “Audition” and some fun cult films like “Tremors”, “The Craft” and “From Dusk Till Dawn” but the decade failed to bring us great horrors as much as we wanted. Instead, we got tons of useless sequels to the classics of previous decades…. Read more »

31 August 2018 | Features, Film Lists

Violence has always existed, but not everyone has witnessed or seen a murder as close as the cinema allows. In the history of cinema, a large number of killing scenes have affected moviegoers, staying fixed in their minds forever. Killing someone in real life is illegal, but there’s a double relationship between a censure and an interest in death, which… Read more »

31 August 2018 | Features, Other Lists

From William Morris’ “Fellowship is heaven, and lack of fellowship is hell; fellowship is life, and lack of fellowship is death” to Jean-Paul Sartre’s “Hell is other people”, there is a wide spectrum of nuances of attachment or rejection between the individual and society. Aristotle had defined man as “a social animal”; the second word of his phrase is often… Read more »

31 August 2018 | Features, Film Lists

To be, or not to be? Perhaps the most famous Shakespearean quote is the first articulated existential question. And here we are, centuries later, but nobody has ever answered this painful question for us‒ not even Friedrich Nietzsche, or Søren Kierkegaard. Not even Jean-Paul Sartre. The total existential philosophical movement has been able to analyze our nature deeply and interpretively,… Read more »

31 August 2018 | Features, Film Lists