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  1. BFI: 100 thrillers to see before you die's icon

    BFI: 100 thrillers to see before you die

    Favs/dislikes: 15:0. For the bucket list: a selection of some of the best thrillers ever made. How many have you seen?
  2. Slant Magazine The 100 Best Film Noirs of All Time's icon

    Slant Magazine The 100 Best Film Noirs of All Time

    Favs/dislikes: 1:0. Purists will argue that film noir was born in 1941 with the release of John Huston’s The Maltese Falcon and died in 1958 with Marlene Dietrich traipsing down a long, dark, lonely road at the end of Orson Welles’s Touch of Evil. And while this period contains the quintessence of what Italian-born French film critic Nino Frank originally characterized as film noir, the genre has always been in a constant state of flux, adapting to the different times and cultures out of which these films emerged. Noir came into its own alongside the ravages of World War II, with the gangster and detective films of the era drastically transforming into something altogether new as the aesthetics of German Expressionism took hold in America, and in large part due to the influx of German expatriates like Fritz Lang. These already dark, hardboiled films suddenly gained a newfound viciousness and sense of ambiguity, their dangers and existential inquiries directed at audiences through canted camera angles and a shroud of smoke and shadows. As the war reached its end stage, soldiers came home to find a once-unquestioned era of male authority put in the crosshairs of changing cultural norms. And in lockstep, the protagonists of many a noir began to feel as if they were living in a newly vulnerable world, taking cover beneath trench coats and fedoras, adopting cynical, wise-cracking personae, and packing heat at all times while remaining hyper-aware of the feminine dangers that surrounded them. Jean-Luc Godard once said that “all you need for a movie is a gun and a girl,” and in noir, the latter was often the most dangerous. Indeed, Barbara Stanwyck’s anklet in Billy Wilder’s Double Indemnity and Ann Savage’s icy stare in Edgar G. Ulmer’s Detour are as deadly as any bullet. Our list acknowledges the classics of the genre, the big-budget studio noirs and the cheapest of B noirs made on the fringes of the Hollywood studio system. But we’ve also taken a more expansive view of noir, allowing room for supreme examples of the proto-noirs that anticipated the genre and the neo-noirs that resulted from the genre being rebooted in the midst of the Cold War, seemingly absorbing the world’s darkest and deepest fears. Then and now, the best examples of this genre continue to evoke—shrewdly and with the irrepressible passion of the dispossessed—humanity’s eternal fear of social disruption.
  3. TimeOut: The 100 best Bollywood movies's icon

    TimeOut: The 100 best Bollywood movies

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. Explore our list of the best Hindi movies ever made, as picked by leading Bollywood critics and experts. Here, we celebrate mainstream Hindi movies – the big films that have been wowing audiences in India and beyond for more than 60 years. To find the top 100 Bollywood movies, we picked a select bunch of Bollywood experts and asked them for their favourite Hindi movies. From there, we discovered these 100 great Bollywood movies – superb films that feature the best Bollywood songs and dances. Explore, and have fun!
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