background preloader

BEST OF various categories

Facebook Twitter

Best Horror Movie Scenes That Shaped the Genre. Illustration: Tim McDonagh Even when horror films get some respect, they get no respect.

Best Horror Movie Scenes That Shaped the Genre

Since the dawn of cinema, they’ve been banned, reviled as filth, and dismissed as lowbrow entertainment made for freaks, weirdos, and ghouls. “It’s a great horror film” meant that a movie could only be so good — that there was a threshold of greatness it could never reach. And if one dared to reach, or (gasp) exceed that threshold, it was greeted with an even more dismissive qualifier: “It’s not really a horror film at all!” Thus were the slashers and monsters and psycho killers prevented from staining the good name of cinema by association. Top 10 Alan Rickman Performances. Top 10 Gene Wilder Performances. Culture - The 100 greatest films directed by women. There was one stark statistic that jumped out from the results of last year’s BBC Culture poll to find the 100 greatest foreign-language films of all time: just four out of that 100 were directed by women.

Culture - The 100 greatest films directed by women

And the same paucity of female directors has been a feature in each of our annual surveys: in 2017’s poll of the 100 greatest comedies there were four. Twelve films from female directors made it into the 100 greatest films of the 21st Century in 2016, but none of those films featured in the top 20. And in our first poll of film critics, to find the 100 greatest American films – just two were co-directed by a woman. Read more about BBC Culture’s 100 greatest films directed by women: - What the critics had to say about the top 25 - Who voted? So in 2019 we set out to focus the spotlight firmly on women directors. So what’s on the list? Wile E. Coyote Genius vs. Bugs Bunny. Wile E Coyote Best Moments 1. 50 Best Foreign Films of All Time Ranked and Reviewed. Making the case for Italy's Michelangelo Antonioni will never be easy—he's a director who, very deliberately, told stories about how modern life robs your soul.

50 Best Foreign Films of All Time Ranked and Reviewed

And when his breakthrough film screened for the cognoscenti at Cannes, it was both applauded and ferociously booed. The booers were wrong. Airplane Classic Scenes. Blazing Saddles. 100 Of The Greatest Action Movie One Liners. Oscars: Rethinking 10 past best pictures — and what should have won. The 50 top films of 2017 in the US: No 2 The Florida Project. The two arenas of adult disillusion and children’s enchantment make up the gorgeous world of The Florida Project from director Sean Baker, a film set in a budget motel for long-stay welfare claimants and their families.

The 50 top films of 2017 in the US: No 2 The Florida Project

It’s within driving distance of Disney World, in a maze of freeways, parking lots, malls, waste ground and Florida’s beautiful unofficial countryside – but in every important respect, it’s light years away from the worlds of Disneyfied leisure, corporate prosperity and respectability. In theory, the motel is designed for people who are on holiday, but in practice the adult residents’ lives are anything but a vacation. When actual honeymooners find themselves accidentally booked in there, their horrified astonishment and disgust is almost palpable.

The kids who live there love it: they really are purely at leisure. These are their blue remembered hills. The kids roam everywhere, especially where they are not allowed to go. Bobby loves the kids. Turning The Tables: The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women. Oumou Sangare performs at the Africa Music festival in Delft, Netherlands, in August 1993.

Turning The Tables: The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women

Frans Schellekens/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Frans Schellekens/Redferns/Getty Images. Summer 2017's best movies: from Scarlett Johansson's hen night to Morrissey's teen years. Churchill The first of the year’s two biopics about Sir Winston.

Summer 2017's best movies: from Scarlett Johansson's hen night to Morrissey's teen years

The autumn will see Gary Oldman offering blood, sweat, tears and toil in Darkest Hour, but this take on the great man focuses on a less glorious period in his life: the run-up to D-day, when his misgivings about the invasion of Normandy were swept aside. Brian Cox makes for an impressively fragile, self-doubting Churchill, approaching his own political Waterloo at the 1945 general election. • 16 June in UK; out now in US and Australia. 100 Greatest Films. The Greatest Films can't be measured scientifically because greatness is extremely subjective.

100 Greatest Films

Video: Biggest Moments of Every Game of Thrones Season << Rotten Tomatoes – Movie and TV News. 10 Best Uses of Color of All Time. Top 10 Celebrities That Are Surprisingly Good Dancers. Top 10 Best Scenes of All Time. Top 10 Casting Decisions of All Time. Best and Worst Best Pictures << Rotten Tomatoes – Movie and TV News. Every year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents a golden statue to the film representing cinema’s best.

Best and Worst Best Pictures << Rotten Tomatoes – Movie and TV News

And every year, Rotten Tomatoes revisits every Best Picture winner of Oscars past — from the classics (Casablanca) to the dubious selections (The Greatest Show on Earth) — sorting them by the strict and rigorous standards of Tomatometer science. How does this year’s winner, Moonlight, stack up against the competition? How many of the Best Picture winners have you seen? Where do your favorites rank? Adjusted Score: 37.777% Critics Consensus: The Broadway Melody is interesting as an example of an early Hollywood musical, but otherwise, it's essentially bereft of appeal for modern audiences. Synopsis: This landmark MGM backstage musical of the early sound era about broken dreams on the Great White Way features a... Adjusted Score: 48.709% Synopsis: Cecil B. Adjusted Score: 54.714% Adjusted Score: 59.049% Adjusted Score: 62.426% Adjusted Score: 69.177%

10 Best Character Introductions of All Time. 10 Best Opening Title Sequences of All Time. ‘Star Trek’: Best Movies and TV Shows, Ranked. Beyond the 19 films and TV shows that make up official on-screen “Star Trek” canon, there are quite a few more efforts that could, philosophically, be a part of this list.

‘Star Trek’: Best Movies and TV Shows, Ranked

There’s the rich legacy of officially licensed novels and comic books that brought the characters to life in print form. There’s the technology invented by production designers that eventually became real-life wizardry. There’s the 1999 film “Galaxy Quest” — technically a parody, but spiritually one of the best “Star Trek” movies ever made. READ MORE: ‘Star Trek’ Wants to Regulate Fan Culture, But It’s Not Going to Be Easy There are the vibrant fan communities that, even during the franchise’s many dormant periods, ensured that “Star Trek” would never actually die.

Thus, we seek balance. The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema. The 18 Best Philosophical Movies of All Time. Whether realizing the art form of filmmaking or not, directors and writers often use their preferred visual medium to tell a story.

The 18 Best Philosophical Movies of All Time

Ideologies, theories or whatever form of message is always decoded in this visual medium in hopes that the audience gets the message. The secret of making a successful film, especially when telling a story, is to avoid preaching. 10 Films Every Human Rights Advocate Should Watch. The 25th edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival is set to launch next month, bringing 11 days worth of visual storytelling to theaters in New York City. Centered around five themes -- Armed Conflict and the Arab Spring; Human Rights Defenders, Icons and Villains; LGBT Rights; Migrants’ Rights; and Women’s Rights and Children’s Rights -- the festival will pay homage to justice advocates and icons across the world. The 50 best movies of all time. By Ben Taylor, Graphiq Posted: 05/20/2016 06:06:51 AM PDT | Updated: a day ago Ask 100 people to name their top five movies, and you'll get 100 different answers.

That's the beauty of cinema: it's an art form that impacts each viewer uniquely. One list will be filled with classic Hitchcock horror; the next with modern, independent dramas and Cannes Film Festival darlings. Combine all those individual opinions into a single list, however, and you'll likely wind up with a ranking much like the one below. At PrettyFamous, an entertainment site from Graphiq, we set out to determine a consensus ranking of best movies. Top 10 Most Beautiful Movies of All Time. Netflix UK best movies list. 10 Thrilling Movies Based On True-Life Survival Stories. In the last century, Hollywood has pumped out a number of amazing and captivating survival stories, and while many of the fictional ones are incredibly impressive, it’s the ones that are based on a true story that carry an extra spark. In the imagination, one can think of a person surviving through just about everything anything, but it means a lot more when you watch someone go through ungodly trials and then find out those events happened to a real individual.

In the past few weeks, audiences have been going in droves to see one such film - Alejandro G. Inarritu’s The Revenant - so we figured that we’d take a moment to reflect on some of the great true story-inspired survival stories that have been adapted for the cinematic experience. Did your favorite make the cut? Read on to find out! The Revenant. 10 Best Structured Movies of All Time. 50 great james bond quotes (sean connery)

Watch a Supercut of Every Best Visual Effects Oscar Winner. I watch therefore I am: seven movies that teach us key philosophy lessons. How can we do the right thing? Force Majeure If you had lived in Germany in 1939, would you have helped protect Jews or gone along with their systematic extermination? If you had been an MP 10 years ago, would you have milked your expenses for what they were worth? And if you and your family faced a threat, would you protect them or save yourself? We all like to think that in such situations our basic decency would shine through, but we can never know. In the aftermath, several characters try to excuse him.

Aristotle’s insight was that we rarely have the time or opportunity to sit down and think about what the best thing to do is before acting. Best Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix. Director: John Carpenter Writer: John Carpenter, Debra Hill, Kurt Russell Cast: Kurt Russell, Steve Buscemi, Georges Corraface, Peter Fonda, Cliff Robertson, Valeria Golino, Pam Grier, A.J. Langer, Stacy Keach, Bruce Campbell, and Michelle Forbes Where Escape from New York was a precisely cut, stylish science fiction classic – politically subversive, serious-minded in its conception, and vibrantly inventive in its imagery – Escape from L.A. seems more purposefully cheeky and cheap. Top 10 Anime Movies. Top Documentary Films - Watch Free Documentaries Online.

'Sunshine' (2007) - The Top 20 Sci-Fi Films of the 21st Century.