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  1. 10 Great Movies That Are Made from Dumb Premises's icon

    10 Great Movies That Are Made from Dumb Premises

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. This past weekend, The Emoji Movie opened in theaters to rave reviews. And by rave reviews, we mean alarmingly negative reviews from stark raving mad critics. With a surprisingly generous 6% on Rotten Tomatoes, The Emoji Movie is perhaps the most universally hated movie in recent memory. It is certainly the most critically hated film to come out this year so far. The sad part is that despite its wacky and dumb premise, it actually had some potential. Look, before you say anything and start shaking your head, think about it for a second. Despite what popular belief may think, every single movie in the metaphysical cinematic stratosphere within this world has potential to be a great one. Yes, we all groaned in heavy unison the moment that The Emoji Movie was announced and it turns out we were all in the right to write this movie off immediately. However, that is not so easily the case with every movie riddled with a stupid synopsis. There are several movies out there which have been released over the years that opened up to low expectations because their plot sounded bad, but managed to exceed expectations because the execution of those films were so well done. No matter how bad a movie may sound on paper, it is bound to make for a good film if it has an exceptional cast and crew working behind it. There are numerous examples of such films that fit this criteria throughout movie history, but for the sake of time and convenience, we are going to stick to talking about 10 just for this list. Without further ado, here are 10 dumb movie premises that surprisingly made for great movies.
  2. 10 great natural history films's icon

    10 great natural history films

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. In 1910, audiences were mesmerised by the spectacle of a sepia- and cobalt-toned series of flowers bursting into bloom, their petals unfurling in what appeared to be real time. The Birth of a Flower (1910) by F. Percy Smith (1880-1945) was a watershed moment in the use of what we now know as timelapse, or ‘time magnification’ as this pioneer of British natural history filmmaking referred to it. Since then, filmmakers have deployed an array of techniques for bringing the natural world closer to human perception, from macro- and micro-cinematography through to illustrative animations and computer models. The camera has transported viewers to places they cannot go, from the deepest ocean floors to the sun-baking heat of the most arid deserts. Smith, however, filmed most of his material in the grandiose-sounding Southgate Studios – actually his own home, a terraced house in Enfield, north London. For him, of equal importance to the phenomena that fell beneath his lens was the technology used to fix it on film. Both aspects were the subjects of the trio of books he co-authored, Secrets of Nature (1939), Cine-Biology (1941) and See How They Grow (1952), which explain the motivation, methodology and science behind his cinematic probings of the natural world. Many of Smith’s films are included on the BFI’s Secrets of Nature DVD release from 2010. Now they have been repurposed by Stuart A. Staples and David Reeve for an immersive and hypnotic new work, Minute Bodies: The Intimate World of F. Percy Smith, featuring a suitably free-flowing and otherworldly original soundtrack by Tindersticks with Thomas Belhom and Christine Ott. This new film presents a hidden universe that is sensual, abstract and alien, yet strongly resonates with our own perceptions of the ecosystem around us. The release of Minute Bodies on Blu-ray and DVD prompts an opportunity to cast our eyes to some of the more revolutionary endeavours in the field of natural history filmmaking over the past century.
  3. 10 Most Complex Sci-fi Movies of All Time (Taste of Cinema)'s icon

    10 Most Complex Sci-fi Movies of All Time (Taste of Cinema)

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. By its very nature, the sci-fi genre is relatively complex: the short stories, novels, TV series and films that comprise speculative fiction necessitate detailed expository passages to build its far-flung futures, reality-bending premises, and stories set in a galaxy far, far away. Whether the story is set on an alien world populated by creatures markedly different from human beings, in a future separated by centuries or eons from the present in which society, technology, science, and civilization itself have evolved into a nearly unrecognizable state, or center around time or space travel, sci-fi stories require complex set-ups to create a believable reality that’s very different from our own. Because of this, the sci-fi genre also allows for its stories to become quite complex. Time travel stories thrive on complexity while, depending on the story, other elements may be willfully obtuse to create an air of mystery or disorientation in the viewer–and some sci-fi stories are much more complex than others. Here are 10 sci-fi films that are purposely complex, either in order to replicate the extraordinary events occurring in the story, to mirror the effect an advanced technology that’s in use as part of the plot, or simply to keep the viewer in the dark about unknowable creatures and the nearly inexplicable that happens during the film.
  4. 10 Movies Inspired By Urban Legends's icon

    10 Movies Inspired By Urban Legends

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. Horror flicks can easily be about anything that makes our skin crawl. From maniacs with masks and sharp objects to haunted houses populated by vengeful spirits, finding something frightening is as easy as knowing where to look. But when it comes to certain members of the genre, they need to look no farther than human superstition. Urban legends and campfire tales have been with us since the birth of language itself, so it makes sense that they would transition well from the campfire to the screen. Tales of curses, strange creatures, and boogeymen have populated the genre for decades. So let's look at ten flicks inspired by urban legends.
  5. 10 Movies with The Best Uses of Point-of-View Shots's icon

    10 Movies with The Best Uses of Point-of-View Shots

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. A point-of-view (POV) shot is one where the camera is positioned in such a way to give the audience the impression that they are viewing the scene as a character in the film. It creates the effect that the viewer is immersed in the action, as if he/she were directly taking part in the movie itself, as opposed to a deep-focus or master shot where the viewer is placed outside of events, passively observing like a “fly on the wall”. There are various types of POV available to the film-maker: the ‘subjective viewpoint’, for example, can be used to replicate the first-person narrative of a novel by showing the action through the eyes of the central character, whereas a more objective experience may be achieved by placing the camera cheek-to-cheek with another actor in the film to show what that character is able to see without implying that the viewer is actually taking part in their place. These kinds of shots are often followed immediately by a close-up of the character in order to show his/her reaction to what they (and the audience) have just seen — an editing combination known as “shot, reverse-shot”. A similar type of POV angle, regularly used in action movies, is where the camera is placed close to ground level alongside one of the wheels of a speeding car, adding excitement through a feeling of participation in the drama of a chase scene. POV shots have been used by directors since the dawn of cinema and they are a standard part of the film-maker’s toolkit. One of the earliest well-known uses of the technique is in Napoleon (Abel Gance,1927) when the camera was wrapped in protective padding and then violently punched around the set by a group of actors in order to recreate the ordeal of the central character being beaten up. Orson Welles originally planned in 1939 to film an entire version of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness (later transplanted to the Vietnam war and shot from regular angles by Francis Ford Coppola in Apocalypse Now) entirely as a first-person narrative from the protagonist’s perspective. He discarded the idea as impractical, however, and concentrated on Citizen Kane instead; although he did later revisit the technique in 1952 when he used POV in his 1952 adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play, Othello. Some directors, such as Alfred Hitchcock, are famous for using point-of-view cinematography in many of their works to build suspense or add to the sense of fear they are trying to instil in the audience. The technique is especially beloved of horror and thriller filmmakers who can use it to show the villain’s actions without revealing the identity of the culprit. Nowadays, POV photography is everywhere and has become totally ubiquitous as just about anybody can go out and buy a Go-Pro camera, strap it to their ski- or bike-helmet and start filming away; Facebook and YouTube are full of first-person accounts of thrill-seekers hurtling down black runs or bumping along single-track mountain trails. It is the more memorable cinematic examples, however, that shall be examined in the following list.
  6. 100 TV Box Sets Bucket List's icon

    100 TV Box Sets Bucket List

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  7. 12 Best Foot Fetish Movies of All Time (TheCinemaholic)'s icon

    12 Best Foot Fetish Movies of All Time (TheCinemaholic)

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  8. 20 Great Siege Movies That Are Worth Your Time's icon

    20 Great Siege Movies That Are Worth Your Time

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. Certainly one of the most satisfying and exciting cinematic scenarios is the siege picture. Combining fast-paced action sequences and unforeseeable circumstances, the siege motif emerges in a number of different genre categories; action, comedy, drama, horror, science fiction, you name it. As satiating as it is protracted and impassioned these films invariably target an individual or a small group barricaded or cornered – often in a single locale – with overwhelming obstacles they must overcome, safety often a star distance away. The following list, while not exhaustive and far from complete, acts as a sort of compendium of what the siege picture can entail. From mumblegore mindfucks, populist comedies, award-winning crime capers, to indulgent arthouse favorites, siege films not only pin down protagonists, they also capture the imagination. Be careful out there, and source out your exits ahead of time, whenever possible.
  9. 200 Most Disturbing Movies's icon

    200 Most Disturbing Movies

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  10. 25 Best  Japanese Anime TV Series by Film.ru's icon

    25 Best Japanese Anime TV Series by Film.ru

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  11. 25 Best Post-Apocalyptic Movies (Cultured Vultures)'s icon

    25 Best Post-Apocalyptic Movies (Cultured Vultures)

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. Only one post-apocalyptic movie from a single franchise can be included. We’re also going for movies that strictly take place after the end of the world and not during, hence why Day of the Dead gets the nod over Dawn of the Dead.
  12. 25 Essential Drag Queen Films (Hornet)'s icon

    25 Essential Drag Queen Films (Hornet)

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  13. 31 Movies For Horror Newcomers (Kotaku)'s icon

    31 Movies For Horror Newcomers (Kotaku)

    Favs/dislikes: 0:1. "This list tries to present is a broad overview of the genre, from the old to the new, from the humorous to the satirical, from the horrifying to the gory." Note: This is not a ranking. This is a random order. Taken from: http://kotaku.com/31-movies-for-horror-newcomers-1734791155
  14. 35 best Perestroika films's icon

    35 best Perestroika films

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  15. 35 steamiest erotic thrillers (TimeOut)'s icon

    35 steamiest erotic thrillers (TimeOut)

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  16. 40 best cult movies of all time (TimeOut)'s icon

    40 best cult movies of all time (TimeOut)

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  17. 4chan's Definitive Movies's icon

    4chan's Definitive Movies

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. The definitive list of must-watch films as chosen by 4chan
  18. 50 best gangster movies of all time (TimeOut)'s icon

    50 best gangster movies of all time (TimeOut)

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. in 20. Widows (2018) 22. Mou gaan dou (2002) 30. No Sudden Move (2021) 31. Tokyo Drifter / Tokyo nagaremono (1966) 39. The Hot Rock (1972) 40. Triad Election / Hak se wui: Yi woo wai kwai (2006) 44. Why Don't You Play in Hell (2013) 47. The Irishman (2019) 49. Point Break (1991) out 20. Kawaita hana 23. A bout de souffle 27. The Departed 31. Bullets Over Broadway 35. Der amerikanische Freund 36. No Country for Old Men 46. Fargo 48. Bottle Rocket 49. Brighton Rock
  19. 50 Best Post-Apocalyptic Movies (Ash Tales)'s icon

    50 Best Post-Apocalyptic Movies (Ash Tales)

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  20. À Pala de Walsh's Yearly Top 10s's icon

    À Pala de Walsh's Yearly Top 10s

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. 2012: 1-11 (tie between Holy Motors & Oslo, 31. august for number 10) 2013: 12-22 (tie between Django Unchained & Post Tenebras Lux for number 5) 2014: 23-32 2015: 33-45 (tie between Kis Uykusu & Taxi for number 7) 2016: 46-59 (tie between Shan he gu ren/ Cìkè Niè Yinniáng/ John From for number 8) & (tie between A Toca do Lobo/ Julieta/ Love for number 9) 2017: 60-69 2018: 70-79 2019: 80-89 2020: 90-99 2021: 100-109 2022: 110-119 2023: 120-129
  21. Absurde Séance's icon

    Absurde Séance

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. Tous les films diffusés à l'Absurde Séance depuis sa création jusqu'à la saison 2021-2022
  22. allaboutETHIO - 20 of the Best Ethiopian Movies Ever Made's icon

    allaboutETHIO - 20 of the Best Ethiopian Movies Ever Made

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. The following 20 best Ethiopian movies ever made proves that a new movie industry is in the making and should be watched closely for the talent and the unforgettable stories. The movies also showcase Africa in a positive way for the world to see. So let us hope Ethiowood. is here to stay. The following movies are not listed in any particular order. Missing from IMDB: Tasralech (2019) Addis Hiwot (2009) [not enough available info to submit these]
  23. AMP's Queering the Indian Cinescape: 7 Movies's icon

    AMP's Queering the Indian Cinescape: 7 Movies

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. June 24, 2020 By Puja Basu The repealing of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code was definitely a moment of monumental significance in contemporary Indian history. Even though the provision was a legislative relic of the British colonial government, the government of the United Kingdom had revoked this provision in their own country, much before India did the same. The struggle for equal rights and opportunities for people belonging to the LGBTQ+ spectrum in India is far from over; however, the past decade has seen some interesting trends in terms of representation of queer characters in Indian cinema. For a society that [url=https://www.google.com/amp/s/feminisminindia.com/2020/03/09/why-sex-sexuality-education-indian-schools-taboo/%3famp]still refuses to condone sex education[/url] because the subject continues to be taboo, the cinematic medium becomes an interesting means of initiating conversations on the matter, given its reach and capacity for mass engagement. It’s been over two decades since the release of Deepa Mehta’s “[url=https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/fire/]Fire[/url]”, which had created a furor owing to its portrayal of a same-sex relationship, that two between two sisters-in-law! While public response to such content has changed over the years, so have the kinds of stories filmmakers have been trying to tell. While most works tend to make the character’s sexuality or their instance of ‘coming out’ the focus of their trajectory, some have even managed to go beyond this narrative trope. Here’s taking a look at some of the most interesting Indian cinematic approaches in the last decade, to representing and narrativizing queer stories snd characters.
  24. Anime Top 200 Best Rated (Films)'s icon

    Anime Top 200 Best Rated (Films)

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. Picked out by revchu: https://letterboxd.com/revchu/list/top-100-best-rated-japanese-animated-films/ "All the films (anything that was not an anime series, TV or otherwise, but including shorts) I could see from the Anime News Networks Top 1000 Best Rated series list. I take the info from ANN simply because they have the most total ratings on the Internet, and their well-established user base. I excluded a bunch of movies that continued in long chains from TV series (Data updated December 2023)". Last update: June 2nd, 2024
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    Başka Sinema

    Favs/dislikes: 0:0. Başka Sinema'da yayınlanan filmler
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