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  • Age of the Arthouse Blockbuster

    Cinema takes a new form every decade or so. We've witnessed the age of the crime drama, spy and action thriller, a sci-fi surge and even the rise of the romantic comedy in the early 2000s. Now we're finally here again, at the edge of an era, awaiting cinema to make the transformation that will dictate the next couple of years of what type of content in media we consume for our ever demanding crave for escapism. I predict this era to be the "age of the arthouse blockbuster", but are movie-goers willing to aid this anomalous take on big screen storytelling?

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  • 10 Campy Movies to Inwind to

    A so bad it's good movie is essential once in a while. In fact, sometimes these are the type of movies that stick with us the most without trying because there's a overwhelming confort inindulging something so silly and fun. A film piece you can laugh at and probe for hours with a friend makes one helluva movie if you ask me! Dig into the list below and thank me... now!

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  • Filmmaking for Newbies: Issue 003 (The Hero's Journey)

    Every film has one. George Lucas set it as a compass for his Star Wars saga. George R.R. Martin and J.R.R. Tolkien have used it as a guide as well. This is the pattern that every storyteller has learnt to adopt in order to tell a balanced story, which is centered around cause, effect and everything in between.

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  • 10 Indie Romantic Dramas You Have to Watch

    Sometimes popular movies are widely known at the cost of less popular, more masterful films. These romantic dramas deserve to be seen by more people than a random film geek out there- I'm that random film geek passing my archival prowess down to anyone who'll have it. Read further for a list that most probably will change your perspective on love, for the better or worse.

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  • 10 “Cabin in the Woods” Movies to Watch (Before staying in a Cabin in the Woods)

    tinycouch10’s is back with another 10 must watch films list for y’all and this time it’s all about those set in a cabin the woods or something similar. We’ll have murder, aliens, serial killers, werewolves, and maybe some dying white people…

    AAAAANNNNNND let’s start with #10 shall we?!

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  • 10 “Zompocalypse” Movies to Watch

    AAAAANNNNNND I’m back with another top 10 watch list for y’all and this time it’s all about ZOMBIES, one of my favourite sub genres of the horror genre. I tried to fill this list with some imaginative films I’ve seen and would like you to watch.

     

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  • Film Appreciation Episode 4: The Universal Monster Cont. (Themes and Styles of the Universal Monster)

    Alright so in the previous episode we talked about the talkies era and the boom of the musical during the 30’s and also started to touch upon The Universal Monster. Here we’ll quickly just go through the narrative, themes and styles of the universal monster that made horror a major genre in Hollywood.

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  • Film Appreciation Episode 3: The Talkies Era and the Universal Monster.

    Alright I know it’s been a while but “Film Appreciation” is back with another episode and this time we’re looking at the transition to sound and the universal monster, which roughly began in the late 20’s and early 30’s. Don’t get me wrong sound was around at the time but no one was really doing it until 1927 when The Jazz Singer was the first film to be presented as a “talkie”, meaning The Jazz Singer has the privilege of being the first film to fully utilize synchronized dialogue.

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  • Filmmaking for Newbies: Issue 002

    The second segment of the journey into cinema and filmmaking. In this issue we focus on two topics that I usually get asked about; "what exactly is cinematography?" and "is there really a difference between RomComs and Chick Flicks?" Well, I've finally got the answers in written form!

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  • The World of Cinema: Escapism or Insight?

    I've long learnt that the pinnacle of cinema is to help remember and forget joys and traumas all the same. That's a derivation from pre-teen me. Fast forward years later and I still believe in this founding statement. Cinema is first a mirror to reality and a glimpse at imagined realities thereof.

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