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  1. BFI's 100 Bible Films's icon

    BFI's 100 Bible Films

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. From The Passion of the Christ to Life of Brian, and from The Ten Commandments to Last Temptation of Christ, filmmakers have been adapting the stories of the Bible for over 120 years, from the first time the Höritz Passion Play was filmed in the Czech Republic back in 1897. Ever since, these stories have inspired musicals, comedies, sci-fi, surrealist visions and the avant-garde not to mention spawning their own genre, the biblical epic. Filmmakers across six continents and from all kinds of religious perspectives (or none at all), have adapted the greatest stories ever told, delighting some and infuriating others. 100 Bible Films is the indispensable guide to this wide and varied output, providing an authoritative but accessible history of biblical adaptations through one hundred of the most interesting and significant biblical films. Richly illustrated with film stills, this book depicts how such films have undertaken a complex negotiation between art, commerce, entertainment and religion. Matthew Page traces the screen history of the biblical stories from the very earliest silent passion plays, via the golden ages of the biblical epic, through to more innovative and controversial later films as well as covering significant TV adaptations. He discusses films made not only by some of our greatest filmmakers, artists such as Martin Scorsese, Jean Luc Godard, Alice Guy, Roberto Rossellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Lotte Reiniger, Carl Dreyer and Luis Buñuel, but also those looking to explore their faith or share it with lovers of cinema the world over.
  2. AIWFF’s Best 100 Films on Women in Arab Cinema's icon

    AIWFF’s Best 100 Films on Women in Arab Cinema

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. Aswan International Women's Film Festival was founded in 2017 by Egyptian screenwriter Mohamed Abdel Khalek and has quickly become one of Egypt's premier film events. On it's 5th edition they announced a list of the 100 best films on women throughout the history of Egyptian and Arab cinema, chosen by 70 Egyptian and Arab film critics.
  3. Fantasporto International Film Festival - Grand Prix's icon

    Fantasporto International Film Festival - Grand Prix

    Favs/dislikes: 4:0. Fantasporto, also known as Fantas, is an international film festival, annually organized since 1981 in Porto, Portugal. Giving screen space to fantasy/science fiction/horror-oriented commercial feature films, auteur films and experimental projects from all over the world, Fantasporto has created enthusiastic audiences, ranging from cinephiles to more popular spectators, with an annual average of 110,000 attendees. It was rated in Variety as one of the 25 leading festivals of the world. The Grande Prémio Fantasporto (Grand Prix) is the highest prize awarded at the Fantasporto Film Festival and is presented to the director of the best feature film of the official competition.
  4. Paste's The 100 Best Film Noirs of All Time's icon

    Paste's The 100 Best Film Noirs of All Time

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0. Since its coining in 1946 by French critic Nino Frank, the term “film noir” has been debated endlessly: Is it a genre? A subgenre? A movement? A trend? A commentary? A style? For the purposes of this introduction, let’s call it a response. We think of noirs as urban stories, but that’s not always the case—for every L.A. and N.Y.C.-set saga, there’s a small, heartland tragedy. We think of a never-ending, rain-soaked night—sunlight replaced with neon and nocturnal reflections, the optical trickery of mirrors and shadows—but in contrast, the days of noir scorched its characters. We admire its heavily stylized approach—exaggerated camera angles, tension-crafting mise-en-scène, flashbacks, deep focus and trademark shadows—but also its neo-realist and documentary-like experiments. However (un)conscious a reaction, noir resonates to this day, with several neo-noir cycles beginning with the Cold War era through Gen X and the millennials. And while a healthy share of neo-noirs make our list, the classic period remains the most telling—context is critical. Then there are the sub-classifications within the subgenre: proto-noirs, foreign noirs (like the British “Spiv” cycle), neon noirs, and, of course, neo-noirs. We’ll start with the following 100 titles. Some 70 years after the term “film noir” was first uttered, take a trip through the screwed-up terrain of the mid-century psyche, with all its sex, lies, and crime scene tape. Let’s get going—don’t say we didn’t warn you.
  5. Halliwell's Film Guide (7th edition) - 4 star films's icon

    Halliwell's Film Guide (7th edition) - 4 star films

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. A list of all films rated a maximum 4 stars in the 7th edition of the classic Halliwell's film guide. This was the last edition that was all Halliwell's work.
  6. Tell Your Children - 123 Attempts to Cult Cinema.'s icon

    Tell Your Children - 123 Attempts to Cult Cinema.

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0. List of cult movies from the critic Alexander Pavlov's book.
  7. CrimeReads' Korean Noir: A Guide to the Classics's icon

    CrimeReads' Korean Noir: A Guide to the Classics

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. "South Korean cinema is a wild, confounding hydra. There is the art house fare winning accolades at international festivals; the steady flow of mainstream, industry-approved movies filling theaters; and the boundless riches of a genre cinema that never ceases to astound. Of course, these types of movies most assuredly overlap as well. South Korean crime films, in particular, are an arsenic-laced delight. Expect investigations proceeding on rainslick streets at night; elaborately choreographed gun duels and all-out brawls with everyday items; and entangled relationships among friends, lovers, and enemies. That’s not all; these tales of crime and woe frequently mutate, becoming something else, mixing their DNA with strands of action, thrillers, police procedurals, comedy, and that staple of Korean cinema: melodrama. By the new millenium, Korean crime films became stranger, bloodier, and more uncontainable, rivaling Hong Kong and Japan for singular genre output. This survey is simply a guide, a sample platter of the delectable works in Korean film history. It shines a spotlight on both landmark films and deepcuts from the 1950s to the ‘00s."
  8. Il Cinema Ritrovato 2019's icon

    Il Cinema Ritrovato 2019

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0. Films playing at the Il Cinema Ritrovato 2019 in Bologna, Italy
  9. Lost Films's icon

    Lost Films

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. All lost films are under a topic!
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    Korean Noir

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. Korean Noir, Illuminating the Dark Side of Society presents key films whose ‘noirness’ has generated critical debate. The programme hopes to offer an overview of how Korean film noir from different periods has adopted and/or paid homage to the canon of film noir whilst at the same time reflecting the particular conventions of Korean culture and its cinema.
  11. Universal Classic Monsters: 30 Classic Monster Film's icon

    Universal Classic Monsters: 30 Classic Monster Film

    Favs/dislikes: 6:0. From the era of silent
  12. AFI’s 100 Years … 100 Movies: All Nominees's icon

    AFI’s 100 Years … 100 Movies: All Nominees

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0. This is the combined list of nominees for both of the AFI 100 Years...100 Movies lists. In total, there are 480 films nominated.
  13. Noir City: Chicago 9 (2017)'s icon

    Noir City: Chicago 9 (2017)

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    Noir City: Chicago 8 (2016)

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  15. Noir City: Chicago 7 (2015)'s icon

    Noir City: Chicago 7 (2015)

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  16. Noir City: Chicago 6 (2014)'s icon

    Noir City: Chicago 6 (2014)

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  17. Noir City: Chicago 5 (2013)'s icon

    Noir City: Chicago 5 (2013)

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  18. Noir City: Chicago 3 (2011)'s icon

    Noir City: Chicago 3 (2011)

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    Noir City: Chicago 2 (2010)

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0.
  20. Noir City: Chicago 1 (2009)'s icon

    Noir City: Chicago 1 (2009)

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0.
  21. Top 50's icon

    Top 50

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. my favourite films
  22. 15 Great Movies That Nail The Way Young People Navigate Relationships Nowadays's icon

    15 Great Movies That Nail The Way Young People Navigate Relationships Nowadays

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0. Though times have immensely changed over the course of the 15 years of the new millennia, Hollywood rom-coms are not the most adaptive of genres, and so the conventions and worldviews of films depicting relationships haven’t exactly kept up with these changes. The movies in this list are honorable exceptions, and it’s no coincidence that most of them were made by young, talented writers and directors.
  23. "Computer Animation" Titles (Sorted by Release Date, ascending)'s icon

    "Computer Animation" Titles (Sorted by Release Date, ascending)

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0.
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    Quirky Cinema

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  25. Werner Herzog - Rogue Film School Film List's icon

    Werner Herzog - Rogue Film School Film List

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0.
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