Great practical effects films I'll always applaud the old school effects, if only for the immense work in just getting one ship to light up. Take this shot. It looks pretty straight forwards, ship in front of background moving around. But due to the nature of film is where things get tricky. If you were to just light the ship then shoot it would appear flat with and washed out as every element has different exposure rates. To capture this correctly you have to film multiple passes for each different layer of lighting intensity; one for the windows, the running light, the dish and then the ambient and key lighting. Top Ten Films 1930-2013 2015 1. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (George Miller) 2. MY GOLDEN DAYS (Arnaud Desplechin) 3. CAROL (Todd Haynes) 4. SICARIO (Denis Villeneuve) 5.
A Favorite Horror Movie Blog for OVER NINE THOUSAND years running. Horror Movie Reviews and News. 2011 was a really shitty year for horror. There’s no reason to dance around it; it just sucked. Sure, some good movies managed to find release, but not nearly enough. You know it’s been a bad 12 months of genre when it’s a struggle to assemble a Top 10 filled with films that leave any kind of a significant mark– and even then, several are just unreleased films from 2010.
The best films of the '00s The scene was not unlike 12 Angry Men (or, in this case, 3 Shlubby Men, 1 Exasperated Woman, And A Dude On Speaker Phone From Arkansas): Armed with lists of their favorite movies of the decade, the five core A.V. Club film writers spent days sequestered in a stuffy, un-air-conditioned room—okay, it was actually just a few hours, and we were comfortable—in an effort to forge consensus on the Top 50 films of the ’00s. The result: A ranked list that is in no way arbitrary and will serve as the canonical standard for decades to come. You’re welcome. 50. Top 50 movie special effects shots CRITERIA FOR THIS LIST:This is not a list of 'iconic' SFX shots, such as the opening shot in Star Wars or the final shot in Back To The Future, etc. There are many fantastic SFX shots in cinema history that are artistically 'awesome' without qualifying here. For the purposes of this list, a shot has to be either a) exceptionally convincing, b) ground-breaking or c) an exemplary execution of an oft-used technique. Only one shot is allowed per film.
The 2000 Most Important Films Of All Time I An Infograph If you live long enough, you get to appreciate culture’s patterns. You see that Menudo is really NSYNC is really One Direction. Eventually, society just craves an old flavor and it’s mixed anew. No place is this more true than with film. Top 10 Strange Japanese Films You Need to Watch There are strange movies, and then there are stranger movies. Movies that simply cannot be described with words alone. There are movies you see, and then there are movies you experience. The Filthy Archives - Big Empire Movie Reviews A-D || E-I || J-M || N-R || S-V || W-Z See who won the 2001 Filthies See who the 2000 Filthies See who the Filthy Readers picked in 1999 See who won the 1999 Filthies See Who Won the 1998 Filthies The Art of Practical Effects As noted by my other entries, I am biased towards natural cinematography shot on motion picture film. If it’s shot through a lens onto celluloid, count me in! Recently, I have been thinking about a list of films with flawless execution of “special” effects. By “special,” I mean true to life, in camera, photographic effects. This excludes computer generated imagery of course.
25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven't Seen Pt. 2 Human Traffic Very unique comedy about the drug/club culture in the UK. Five friends ponder society, drug use and their own lives as they go about their usual weekend of snorting, smoking, popping, dancing and sex. Amazing Underrated Obscure Bizarre Films PART 11 list I really dig this IMDB plot summary, it paints a mysterious picture to get you interested while not giving away anything crucial, it's like a good trailer: A psychiatrist, Richard Burton, investigates the savage blinding of six horses with a metal spike in a stable in Hampshire, England. The atrocity was committed by an unassuming seventeen-year-old stable boy named Alan Strang, the only son of an opinionated but inwardly-timid father and a genteel, religious mother. As Dysart exposes the truths behind the boy's demons, he finds himself face-to-face with his own.