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  1. Marie Claire's The 69 Best Porn Movies of All Time's icon

    Marie Claire's The 69 Best Porn Movies of All Time

    Favs/dislikes: 8:1. "Watching pornography is a normal extracurricular activity for many women. Yet, the storylines in most porn flicks center on a delivery guy/repair man showing up unexpectedly (eye roll). Why should you sacrifice a good plot for great sex? Get you some porn that can do both. The best and most arousing porn films are often the ones that involve drama, relationships, and, ya know, things other than HD penises on the screen. But sometimes they can be hard to find. (Pun intended...?) In an effort to be helpful and sex positive, we've rounded up the best full-length porn movies—with ethical standards, feminist values, pretty cinematography, and good music to boot." - Mehera Bonner [b]The Best Classic Porn Movies[/b]: 1-17 [b]The Best Artsy Porn Movies[/b]: 18-32 [b]The Best Softcore Porn Movies[/b]: 33-37 [b]The Best Parody Porn Movies[/b]: 38-59 [b]The Best Porn Movies with Classic Tropes[/b]: 60-73 Note: "Taboo" and "I Am Curious" duologies and XConfessions trilogy are considered one entry thus 73 movies.
  2. Chantal Akerman's Une Cinémathèque Imaginaire's icon

    Chantal Akerman's Une Cinémathèque Imaginaire

    Favs/dislikes: 7:0. “If that’s what cinema is, then I want to make films!” Chantal Akerman, on Pierrot le fou. This list stems from interviews with the filmmaker* and additional information provided by her close collaborators: editor Claire Atherton; cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton; producer Marilyn Watelet; and her sister, Sylviane Akerman. * Mainly: - “Une Cinémathèque imaginaire de Chantal Akerman”, interview by Frédéric Strauss for La Cinémathèque française (2000) : - “Chantal Akerman: The Pajama interview”, by Nicole Brenez (2011):
  3. Rohit K. Dasgupta & Sangeeta Datta's 100 Essential Indian Films's icon

    Rohit K. Dasgupta & Sangeeta Datta's 100 Essential Indian Films

    Favs/dislikes: 7:0. Although the motion picture industry in India is one of the oldest and largest in the world—with literally thousands of productions released each year—films from that country have not been as well received as those from other countries. Known for their impressive musical numbers, melodramatic plots, and nationally beloved stars, Indian films have long been ignored by the West but are now at the forefront of cinema studies. In 100 Essential Indian Films, Rohit K. Dasgupta and Sangeeta Datta identify and discuss significant works produced since the 1930s. Examining the output of different regional film industries throughout India, this volume offers a balance of box-office blockbusters, critical successes, and less-recognized cult classics. While many studies of Indian films focus on a single language’s contributions, this encyclopedia offers a comprehensive guide to productions from across the country in various languages, including Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam, Assamese, Punjabi, Marathi, and English. 100 Essential Indian Films is an engaging volume that will appeal to both cinema scholars and those looking for an introduction to a vital component of world cinema. The movies are ordered alphabetically by their english title.
  4. Timeout's The 100 Best Hong Kong Films's icon

    Timeout's The 100 Best Hong Kong Films

    Favs/dislikes: 7:0. Hong Kong was once the Hollywood of the East. At its peak, around the early 90s, the local movie industry was first in the world in terms of per capita production as well as the second largest exporter of films, second only to the US. The influence of Hong Kong cinema can be seen far and wide. Bruce Lee remains a global icon, his martial arts movies are classics; the groundbreaking action of The Matrix would never have come about if not for John Woo films and the action chereography of Yuen Woo-ping; Quentin Tarantino ripped off Ringo Lam’s City on Fire for his debut, 1992’s Reservoir Dogs; Moonlight owes much to the style of Wong Kar-wai films and the auteur was an influence acknowledged by Sofia Coppola when she collected the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for Lost in Translation. So with such a massive cultural legacy, what are the best Hong Kong movies of all time? We present to you this definitive ranking of the best films made in Hong Kong dating as far back as the 1930s. Note: "The Blue and The Black" and "Chinese Odyssey" Duologies are considered one entry hence 102 titles.
  5. 1001 Music Videos You Must See Before You Die's icon

    1001 Music Videos You Must See Before You Die

    Favs/dislikes: 5:0. Unofficial list and a personal and ongoing project that showcases the evolution of the medium from the early 60's to the present day. This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness but if you decide to partake on this journey, I hope you have as much fun as I'm having compiling this list. [b]Note:[/b] Televised, live performances, choreographed performances in films and MV with footage from other sources (i.e. movie scenes) will be avoided. Some tweaks to the list can be made during the process. Click on the source to go to the youtube playlist if you're having trouble finding a music video! [b]Includes curated selections from lists (that keep on growing):[/b] 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die (2017); ARIA Award for Best Video; AV Club's The 50 best music videos of all time, ranked (2023) BET Award for Video of the Year; Billboard 100 greatest Music Video Artists of All Time (2020); Billboard's 100 Greatest Music Videos of the 21st Century: Critics’ Picks (2018); Billboard's 100 Greatest Music Videos of the 2010s: Staff Picks (2019); Brit Award for British Video of the Year; Channel 4's 100 Greatest Pop Videos Of All Time (2005); Complex's Best Music Videos of the 2000s (2009); Crack's Brief history of music videos (2020); Films Fatale: Best 100 Music Videos of All Time (2021); Grammy Award for Best Music Video; GQ: 50 Best music videos of all time (2010); Insider's 55 of the Most Iconic Music Videos of All Time (2023); Juno Award for Video of the Year; Kerrang! Award for Best Single; Les Inrockuptibles: 100 best music videos of all time; Louder's 50 best rock videos ever (2022); MTV Australia Awards: Music Video of the Year; MTV's Top 100 Videos of the 1980s (2021); MTV's 100 Greatest Music Videos Ever Made (1999); MTV's Top 500 Videos Of All Time (1997/2005); MTV Europe Music Award for Best Video; MTV Video Music Award (VMA): Video of the Year; MTV Video Music Award for Best Dance/Hip Hop/Pop/Rock/Rap/R&B Video; NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Music Video; NME's 100 Greatest Music Videos (2011); NME's Best Music Video Award; Parade: 102 Best Music Videos of All Time (2023); Pitchfork: 100 Awesome Music Videos (2006); Pitchfork Media's The 25 Best Music Videos of the 1970s (2016); Pitchfork Media's The Top 50 Music Videos of the 1990s (2010); Pitchfork: Top 50 Music Videos of the 2000s (2009); RollingStone's 100 Greatest Music Videos (2021); Rolling Stone's 150 Greatest Hip-Hop Videos of All Time (2023); Rue Morgue's 25 Ghastliest Music Videos of the Past 25 Years (2022); Slant Magazine's 100 Greatest Music Videos of All Time (2003/2021); Slant Magazine's 50 Best Music Videos of the 2000's (2010); Stylus Magazine's Top 100 Music Videos of All Time (2006); Soul Train Music Award for Best Video of the Year; TimeOut New York's 13 Best Music Videos Of All Time (2022); VH1: 100 Greatest Videos (2001); Victoires de la Musique for Music Video of the Year; Yardbarker's Top 50 Music Videos of All Time (2023).
  6. AIWFF’s Best 100 Films on Women in Arab Cinema's icon

    AIWFF’s Best 100 Films on Women in Arab Cinema

    Favs/dislikes: 5:0. 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.
  7. Charles Bramesco's Colors of Film: The Story of Cinema in 50 Palettes's icon

    Charles Bramesco's Colors of Film: The Story of Cinema in 50 Palettes

    Favs/dislikes: 5:0. Taking you from the earliest feature films to today, Colours of Film introduces 50 iconic movies and explains the pivotal role that colour played in their success. The use of colour is an essential part of film. It has the power to evoke powerful emotions, provide subtle psychological symbolism and act as a narrative device. In Colours of Film, film critic Charles Bramesco introduces an element of cinema that is often overlooked, yet has been used in extraordinary ways. Using infographic colour palettes, and stills from the movies, this is a lively and fresh approach to film for cinema-goers and colour lovers alike. He also explores in fascinating detail how the development of technologies have shaped the course of modern cinema, from how the feud between Kodak and Fujifilm shaped the colour palettes of the 20th Century's greatest filmakers, to how the advent of computer technology is creating a digital wonderland for modern directors in which anything is possible. ​Filled with sparkling insights and fascinating accounts from the history of cinema, Colours of Film is an indispensable guide to one of the most important visual elements in the medium of film. I. Over the Rainbow: Post-facto Colorization (1-11) II. Unbound Imaginations: Kodak & Fujifilm (12-24) III. Making a Statement: Color Theory (25-41)* IV. Digital Wonderlands: The Color TV (42-52) *Three Colors Trilogy is considered one entry, thus 52 movies.
  8. WTF? What The Future (were they thinking)?'s icon

    WTF? What The Future (were they thinking)?

    Favs/dislikes: 5:0. [b]If you're a fan of dystopian movies, then this is for you:[/b] This list is a compilation of all the movies (fiction or animated) that were made in the 20th century but are set in the 21st century and starting with a rule of 10 year gap after 1990, with the sole intent of analyzing the future (our current present) through those past movies. The list is now expanding to include early 21st century productions set in the future with the 90's rule applied. [b]Update:[/b] The list is meant to be updated every year but since it's also a dynamic list and more unknown, obscure movies can get discovered, it can be updated at any time and you can always help sending a PM with a proof of date of the movie in question you think it's missing. [b]Eligibility:[/b] The movie must be set mostly in a determinate future (10+ years after the date of the movie's release) and can't be just a short segment. In case of time traveling movies or movies that span several years, the main year(s) should be at least 33% of the movie's runtime and must be relevant to the plot and the setting. Must have had a theatrical release. [b]Not eligible:[/b] Documentaries, TV/Mini-Series, TV/Straight-to-DVD Movies, Experimental, Shorts. Retellings, paralell stories or continuations from TV/Mini-Series. Mere possibility, unclear or confusing timelines. [b]2001:[/b] 2001: A Space Odyssey, Journey To The Seventh Planet, Riki Oh: The Story Of Ricky, Tango 2001; [b]2002:[/b] [b]2003:[/b] [b]2004:[/b] Timecop; [b]2005:[/b] The Transformers: The Movie; [b]2006:[/b] Any Day Now (Vandaag of Morgen); [b]2007:[/b] Adrenaline: Fear The Rush, Double Dragon; [b]2008:[/b] Split Second; [b]2009:[/b] Freejack; [b]2010:[/b] 2010: The Year We Make Contact, Sleepwalker (La Sonambula), Cybernator; [b]2011:[/b] Bombshell, The Last Chase, Radioactive Dreams, A Time Of Roses (Ruusujen Aika); [b]2012:[/b] Mutant Action (Accion Mutante), The Baron (The Ultimate Warrior); [b]2013:[/b] Escape From L.A., The Postman; [b]2014:[/b] A Long Return (Largo Retorno), Moon Child; [b]2015:[/b] Firebird 2015 AD, The 6th Day, Back To The Future Part II, Spaceflight IC-1: An Adventure In Space, Post Impact; [b]2016:[/b] [b]2017:[/b] Barb Wire, Cherry 2000, Fortress; [b]2018:[/b] Rollerball, Future Fear; [b]2019:[/b] 2019: After The Fall Of New York (2019 - Dopo La Caduta Di New York), Akira, Blade Runner, Daybreakers, The Island, Warriors Of The Wasteland (I Nuovi Barbari), The Running Man, Heatseeker, Goodbye 20th Century (Zbogum Na Dvaesetiot Vek); [b]2020:[/b] 2020 Texas Gladiators (Anno 2020 - I Gladiatori Del Futuro), Cabaret Sin, Droid, Mission To Mars, Reign Of Fire, Stranded, Yesterday (Yeseuteodei), Battle Queen 2020 (BattleQueen 2020); [b]*[/b] [b]2021:[/b] It's All About Love, Johnny Mnemonic, Moon Zero Two, Resiklo, The Sisterhood; [b]2022:[/b] The Dark Side Of The Moon, 2022 Tsunami, Deham, No Escape, Soylent Green; [b]2023:[/b] Gemini Rising; [b]2024:[/b] Hack//The Movie (Dotto hakku: Sekai no mukou ni), Beyond the Time Barrier (The War of 1995), A Boy and His Dog, Highlander II: The Quickening [b]*[/b] Beware that Droid is just a softcore recut of Cabaret Sin for general, non-porn audiences. [b]Sources:[/b]
  9. 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.
  10. Paste's The 100 Best Film Noirs of All Time's icon

    Paste's The 100 Best Film Noirs of All Time

    Favs/dislikes: 4:0. 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.
  11. RadiiChina's 100 Films to Watch to Help You Understand China's icon

    RadiiChina's 100 Films to Watch to Help You Understand China

    Favs/dislikes: 4:0. The history of cinema has shadowed the history of modern China, turning a lens on more than a century of radical upheavals that have given form and substance to the People’s Republic as it stands today. In the spirit of exploring this vast and complex country through the layer of its big-screen output, RADII presents our list of 100 Films to Understand China. This is not a ranked list of 1-100 — we’re not trying to tell you the 100 “best” or “most important” films to come out of China. Our goal is to give a round and deep profile of the country through the medium of films made here in the last 100 years or so. This list is a syllabus of movies across the spectrum of time, space and quality that, taken together, provide a snapshot of today’s China, the forces that shaped it, and the directions in which it’s moving looking forward. We’re focusing primarily on films made in mainland China, since these come from a different cultural context and industrial framework than films made in Hong Kong or Taiwan. In assembling the list we reached out to filmmakers, producers, distributors, curators, critics, experts and industry insiders, who gave us an eclectic mix of mainstream titles, cult classics, and deep cuts. They provided these via the category headings that we provided and therefore do not necessarily endorse all of the selections you’ll find here. To make it easier to navigate, we’ve divided the 100 films up into 10 categories with 10 movies each: - Pre-war Shanghai; - The Mao Years; - Opening Up; - Indie & Arthouse; - Documentaries; - Wuxia; - Pop(corn) Culture; - China Today; - Bad Films; - Animation.
  12. The Indian Express 75 Movies That Celebrate The Journey of India's icon

    The Indian Express 75 Movies That Celebrate The Journey of India

    Favs/dislikes: 4:0. a.k.a. Shubhra Gupta’s pick: Across 7 decades, 75 films that celebrate the journey of India. As a celebration of her platinum jubilee, here’s my movie map of India that I’ve drawn through 75 films. If you were to see these movies, reflecting as many themes and genres I have been able to include, you would get an idea of the journey of the nation, as it has lurched and progressed through these decades. Some films draw an unerring bead on intractable societal problems. Some show us just what was considered the acme of entertainment at the time they came out. Some are unabashed mainstream blockbusters. Some are strictly arthouse. And they all tell stories. Most of these films are in Hindi, because that’s the cinema I know best: I have also tried to include iconic films from other languages. Of course, there will be omissions. Please do overlook those, and take me up on the commissions. Here we go:
  13. Fairfax Media's Best New Zealand Movies of All Time's icon

    Fairfax Media's Best New Zealand Movies of All Time

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. Here are the results of Fairfax Media's poll to find the best New Zealand films of all time. The survey attracted more than 500 votes, including about 100 people from the New Zealand film industry and about 15 film critics. The voters named about 170 different films in the poll, ranging from 1927 to the present day and including everything from fantasy to horror, social realism to comedy, and documentary to animation. This is the critic's choices that includes every movie that was given at least 1 vote. See source for the ballots. 1: 13 votes 2: 11 votes 3: 10 votes 4-6: 8 votes 7: 7 votes 8-9: 6 votes 10-12: 5 votes 13-15: 4 votes 16-23: 3 votes 24-34: 2 votes 35-61: 1 vote
  14. Jean Serroy's Les 1000 Films Culte de l'Histoire du Cinema's icon

    Jean Serroy's Les 1000 Films Culte de l'Histoire du Cinema

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. University professor emeritus and film critic, Jean Serroy takes the reader through the history of cinema which, in 120 years of existence, has never stopped reinventing itself, going from silent to talkies in the early 1930s, from black and white to color, from small format square screens to the spectacular dimensions of ever larger screens, from film and cellulose nitrate to 4D. This book thus proposes to return to the 1,000 cult films that have marked our era and which, each, have punctuated the life of generations of yesterday and today. Hundreds of films from all genres and all countries are presented, decade by decade, according to a selection based on objective data such as the annual admissions rankings, in France and abroad, the major festivals such as Cannes and Venice but also on major celebrations such as the Oscars and the Césars or even on the notoriety consecrated by critics. So many criteria that have allowed cinema to establish itself as a new, unique and irreplaceable art.
  15. Mad Movies Magazine's 100 Films de Genre à (Re)Découvrir's icon

    Mad Movies Magazine's 100 Films de Genre à (Re)Découvrir

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. Mad Movies is a French cinema magazine created in 1972 and specializing from its inception in fantastic cinema. It deals with all trends in genre cinema: fantasy, science fiction, horror and thriller. "Mad movies - 100 films de genre à (re)découvrir: le guide ultra libre d'un magazine culte" is a book released in 2019. A festive and pioneering guide far from the expected best of, and which, through completely new texts, sees itself as the ideal companion or the hoped-for trigger of a curious, juvenile and decompartmentalized cinephilia. The book is organized by 10 categories: Slashers (1-8) Post-Apocalypse (9-18) Zombies (19-27) Vampires (28-37) Serial Killers (38-46) What the Fuck (47-55) Diabolic (56-64) Phantoms (65-76) Sci-fi (77-86) Monsters (87-100)
  16. Pardon le Cinéma vol.2: 100 films à voir d'urgence, des classiques aux pépites's icon

    Pardon le Cinéma vol.2: 100 films à voir d'urgence, des classiques aux pépites

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. [b]Pardon the Cinema, vol. 2![/b] The team of the first French podcast on cinema does it again with a new opus. New films, new classics to (re)discover, new nuggets lovingly unearthed, new great moments of the 7th art... But the objective is always the same: to wake up your screens with another cinema, an in-depth selection that travels across all continents and all genres, from 1907 to 2021, from Chile to Japan, from documentaries to action films... [b]100 unknown, forgotten or marginal films... to see urgently! [/b] "Pardon le Cinema" is Victor Bonnefoy (director, screenwriter and creator of the Youtube channel InThePanda), Sophie Grech (press officer and screenwriter), Marc Moquin (editor-in-chief of Revus & Corrigés), Simon Riaux (critic cinema in Le Cercle on Canal+ or on the Large Screen website), Arthur Cios (journalist for Konbini) and Alexis Roux (cinema journalist): a team that talks about cinema in an irresponsible but respectful atmosphere and brings together more than 100,000 listeners per month.
  17. Paste's The 100 Best Comedies of All Time's icon

    Paste's The 100 Best Comedies of All Time

    Favs/dislikes: 3:0. For some, slapstick and farce hit the spot while more cerebral fare falls flat. For others, deft character studies that find the humor in our all-too-human foibles are the only comedies worth watching. In considering the top comedies ever made, there are as many flavors of culturally specific comedy as there are cultural sensibilities (and, of course, there are plenty of folks capable of enjoying more than one type). Faced with this challenge, we’ve decided to approach this particular list in a manner that seeks to guarantee laughter and amusement for the people most likely to look to it when seeking something that will bring some joy to the daily grind. These films have been chosen (and ranked) based on how many laughs we think they are likely to generate for the modern audience. Ultimately, when creating a list of the best comedies ever it’s all about the laughs. Every film on this list should be a dependable source of grins, chuckles and guffaws. After all, life is hard, people can suck, misfortune may indeed lurk around every corner, and we all know how it ends. Let the films on this list of best comedies ever made—and the laughter they elicit—help balance the scales. [b]Note:[/b] Because so much of the impact of comedies often relies on language, we’ve only included English language films on this list.
  18. Rotten Movies We Love: The Book's icon

    Rotten Movies We Love: The Book

    Favs/dislikes: 3:1. Ever been crushed to learn your favorite movie -- or a new one you're dying to see -- has been given the big green splat from Rotten Tomatoes' infamous Tomatometer? The site's editors stand by their critics and scores, but they also feel your pain: Fresh films shouldn't get all the glory! In Rotten Movies We Love, the RT team celebrates 101 Rotten movies that can't be missed, including: 01-19 - Box office slayers and household names 20-27 - So bad they're good 28-36 - Not their best work (or so they said) 37-50 - Cult leaders 51-66 - Ahead of their time 67-78 - Sequels worth a second look 79-101 - Basic Instincts Featuring 16 essays from some of the world's most well-known film critics -- Leonard Maltin, Terri White, Amy Nicholson, David Fear, K. Austin Collins, and more -- and punctuated with black-and-white film stills and punchy graphics, it's a fun romp through the quirkier corners of film history, sure to delight any cinephile or pop-culture fanatic.
  19. Animeland's Top 100 Japanese Anime Movies's icon

    Animeland's Top 100 Japanese Anime Movies

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0. AnimeLand is the first magazine, both historically and in circulation, specializing in the field of manga and animation in France. First a fanzine, made by fans for fans, AnimeLand has become in 25 years a magazine sold throughout France and in French-speaking countries. He is today the reference in terms of treatment of manga and animation news thanks to his freedom of tone and his expert analysis. This collection brings together the 100 Japanese animated films that have made history by specifying its qualities and numerous production anecdotes. Written by a team of experts, in partnership with AnimeLand, this ideal animathèque is as essential for the novice who will be able to discover films according to his tastes as for the die-hard fan who will hasten to take up the challenge of watching the 100 films of the selection.
  20. Guillaume Evin's The 101 Historical Films to See's icon

    Guillaume Evin's The 101 Historical Films to See

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0. from the french "Les 101 films historiques à voir - De la Guerre du feu à Zero Dark Thirty" and expanded from the 2013 version "L'histoire fait son cinéma en 100 films: de La Guerre du feu à Démineurs". History has always made its cinema. This has been the case since the advent of the latter at the turn of the 20th century. The 7th Art takes hold of a historical phenomenon to restore it (rarely), magnify it or mishandle it (sometimes), revisit it (often), thus taking some liberties with the reality of events. From Prehistory to the war in Iraq, from Cleopatra to Napoleon, from the fall of the Roman Empire to that of the Ancien Régime, certain eras, certain events, certain figures have been brilliantly captured over the decades by the discerning eye of filmmakers from around the world (DeMille, Eisenstein, Kubrick, Visconti, Lean, Kurosawa, Renoir, Annaud, Mankiewicz, Tavernier, Leone, Malle, Spielberg, Malick, Cimino, Coppola, Bertolucci, Melville, Losey, Bigelow... ), while other moments have been purely and simply forgotten if not obscured. From The War of Fire to Zero Dark Thirty, here is an overview of the 101 best historical films, where we meet the intimate and the monumental, the derisory and the grandiose, the austere and the spectacular. Note: The book is divided in the following sections: Prehistory, Antiquity, The Middle Ages, Modern Times and Contemporary Times with subset sections within them. PS: If anyone can get ahold of the book, please send me a pm with the name of the missing movie.
  21. Richard Crouse's Son of the 100 Best Movies You've Never Seen's icon

    Richard Crouse's Son of the 100 Best Movies You've Never Seen

    Favs/dislikes: 2:0. Son of the 100 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen is the eighth book by Canadian author and film critic Richard Crouse. Published in September, 2008 by ECW Press, the book is a sequel to the author's best selling 2003 book The 100 Best Movies You’ve Never Seen. The new book's check list of the best overlooked and under appreciated films of the last 100 years caters to fans of offbeat cinema, discriminating renters and collectors, and movie buffs. Each essay features a detailed description of plot, notable trivia tidbits, critical reviews, and interviews with actors and filmmakers. Sidebars feature quirky details, including legal disclaimers and memorable quotes, along with movie picks from a-list actors and directors.
  22. 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.
  23. <400 checks (2023 Edition)'s icon

    <400 checks (2023 Edition)

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. My selection of movies to be nominated for the 2023's edition of ICM Forum's Top 500 with less than 400 checks. From a variety of genres, this globetrotting list has movies that I believe anyone can enjoy and might have missed. Ranked from the most recommended to the least recommended. Movies that entered the list in 2020: Hearts Beat Loud (2018), Indignation (2016), Heartstone (2016) 2021: Metro Manila (2013), The Barkley Marathons (2014), I Served the King of England (2006), Sunshine on Leith (2013) 2022: Dead End Drive-In (1986)
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