The 10 Best Last Shots in Legendary Directors’ Careers

One doesn’t require any rigorous education in the field of cinema or any long-running practice to instinctively appraise the importance of the opening and the closing shot of a film. The first must be a hook that lodges itself deeply into the spectator’s psyche, while the second is very similar to the final note of […]

The 10 Best Over-The-Top Movie Performances of All Time


Few were the ones who dared to trace an explicit line between fine acting and inferior acting. Even those who did, like Russian master theater director and actor Konstantin Stanislavski, limited their explanations to the interior process (if the actor lives his or her part, instead of mechanically performing it, the result will be more […]

The 10 Best Movies About Closed Community

The Wolfpack

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 […]

10 Great Movies Whose Stories Are Not So Good

Before the advent of the star system, the best marketing argument for a film was its plot. Did the story promise incandescent romance, heart-stopping adventure or an expedition to the most far-flung corners of the world? Then it attracted audiences without further hesitation. But the star system slightly changed the rules of the game. The […]

10 Films That Answer Fundamental Questions About Cinema

If “everyone has their own truth”, as the saying goes, it is understandable why cinema, which is “truth twenty-four times per second” according to Jean-Luc Godard, has been and will likely continue to be the subject of so many passionate disputes. Their charm consists of the fact that they are for the most part unsolvable […]