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Culture - The subversive messages hidden in The Wizard of Oz. In December 1937, Walt Disney Productions released its first feature-length cartoon, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Culture - The subversive messages hidden in The Wizard of Oz

It went on to be cinema’s biggest hit of 1938, a success that not only encouraged Disney to make other fairy-tale cartoons for decades to come, but also encouraged another studio, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, to try its own fantasy musical about an orphaned girl and a wicked witch: The Wizard of Oz. More like this: - Will the Cats film be any good? - Is When Harry met Sally the greatest romcom ever? - The films that defined Generation X But for all of its similarities to the Disney film, MGM’s version was more of an anti-fairy tale than a fairy tale. Rollingstone. The Train (1965 film) 1964 film by Arthur Penn, John Frankenheimer, Bernard Farrel.

The Train (1965 film)

Watch Oscar-shortlisted animated short films for free online — Quartzy. Update (Dec. 27): Although Pixar’s Bao is no longer available to watch online, Weekends is now available, so you can still watch eight of the ten shorts for free. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its shortlists for several Oscar categories last week, including best documentary, best foreign language film, and best original song. Why Red Dead Redemption is the greatest Western of all time. Culture - The 100 greatest foreign-language films. Three years ago, BBC Culture ran its first major critics’ poll, to find the 100 greatest American films.

Culture - The 100 greatest foreign-language films

Two further polls looked for the best films of the 21st Century and the greatest comedies ever made – and those also ended up with films from the US in the top spot. This year, we felt it was time to direct the spotlight away from Hollywood and celebrate the best cinema from around the world. We asked critics to vote for their favourite movies made primarily in a language other than English. The result is BBC Culture’s 100 greatest foreign-language films. Read more about BBC Culture’s 100 greatest foreign-language films: Introducing the Horror Oscars: The 40 Best Scary Movies Since ‘Halloween’ 6 Great International Thriller Series Now Streaming on Netflix.

Who doesn’t love a good thrilling crime show?

6 Great International Thriller Series Now Streaming on Netflix

We’re huge fans of a great procedural drama and now thanks to streaming we get to enjoy offerings from around the globe. Luckily for us, Netflix currently has a whole bunch of chilling, intriguing, and unique series for audiences to discover and enjoy. We’ve picked six of our favorite European thrillers, which include female serial killers, pulpy slashers, complex women detectives, and terrifying psychological mysteries. Idiocracy. Idiocracy is a 2006 American satirical science fiction comedy film directed by Mike Judge and starring Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, and Terry Crews.

Idiocracy

The film tells the story of two ordinary people from the present who take part in a top-secret military hibernation experiment, only to awaken 500 years in the future in a dystopian society full of extremely stupid people. Advertising, commercialism, and cultural anti-intellectualism have run rampant and dysgenic pressure has resulted in a uniformly unthinking society devoid of intellectual curiosity, social responsibility, and coherent notions of justice and human rights.

Despite its lack of a major theatrical release, the film has achieved a cult following.[2] Plot[edit] Broken English (2007 film) Broken English is a 2007 American romance film written and directed by Zoe Cassavetes, starring Parker Posey and Melvil Poupaud.

Broken English (2007 film)

Nora Wilder (Parker Posey), a single, career woman works at a Manhattan boutique hotel where her excellent skills in guest relations lack in the romantic department. If it is not her loving and dominant mother (Gena Rowlands) attempting to set her up that consistently fail, she has her friend’s (Drea de Matteo) disastrous blind dates to rely on as a backup for further dismay. She's surrounded by friends who are all happily engaged or romantically involved and somehow, love escapes Nora—until she meets an unusual Frenchman (Melvil Poupaud) who helps her discover life beyond her self-imposed boundaries. Little Tony (film) Little Tony (Dutch: Kleine Teun) is a 1998 Dutch comedy film drama directed by Alex van Warmerdam.

Little Tony (film)

It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.[1] Kleine Teun at the Internet Movie Database. Transformers 4 is a master class in economics. Transformers: Age of Extinction is the fourth Transformers movie made by Michael Bay, and it's inarguably one of the four best Transformers movies Michael Bay has ever made.

Transformers 4 is a master class in economics

Why did "Edge of Tomorrow" bomb at the box office in the U.S.? 61 Things We Learned From the 'Armageddon' Commentary. You knew it was inevitable.

61 Things We Learned From the 'Armageddon' Commentary

We here at Film School Rejects love Michael Bay’s Armageddon. Hell, we even gave the film a full day of coverage last April, sadly a day before Commentary Commentary was in existence. So here we are. The Criterion Collection of Armageddon and everything Michael Bay has to thrown down on the commentary track. 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' review: damn dirty humans. 7inShare Jump To Close.

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' review: damn dirty humans