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Top 10 Giallo Films for the Beginner

A Beginner's Guide to Giallo: author and genre expert Michael Mackenzie investigates the evolution of the Italian thriller with its distinct mixture of highly stylised violence, sex & horror...

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Top 10 Horror Films from France

Once dubbed "new French extremity", horror cinema in France has delivered some of the most disturbing and provocative films, influencing the mainstream & gaining worldwide critical and popular acclaim.

Directors

Top 10 Films of Robert Aldrich

Daring, prolific, stylistic, bombastic and performance-driven, the work of Robert Aldrich combines all these things into a body of work that stands up strongly against any of his contemporaries.
Posted On 20 Aug 2014

Actors

Top 10 Films of Joan Crawford

Screen siren Joan Crawford's extraordinary 45-year career encompasses some 80 motion pictures. Nia Jones checks out the actress’s best performances including Mildred Pierce & What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Posted On 11 Nov 2014

Iconic Images

Iconic Images: A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin (1971)

The Italian giallo film is renown for its striking images. Interestingly, in director Lucio Fulci's A Lizard in a Woman's Skin, we see the infamous purveyor of gore composing some astonishingly beautiful shots.

Great Movie Posters

Great Film Posters: The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)

The Italian giallo, a genre categorised by its mixture of murder-mystery, sexuality and violence, featured films with a distinct visual style. The posters were also incredibly detailed & dynamic...

Classic Scenes

Classic Scenes #15: Kes (1969)

While football (soccer) hasn’t appeared in film as many times as other popular American sports there have been some great examples of the game in the movies. Kes is one of the finest… The following is extracted from my Top 10 Films about Football Kes sees timid,...

Reviews

“The Killing Fields” Remains Devastatingly Effective 30 Years Later

Roland Joffé’s brilliant drama The Killing Fields sees New Yorker reporter Sydney Schanberg witness Pol Pot’s “Year Zero” tyranny first hand when he becomes trapped in Cambodia. They say that comedy writers often have an intense capacity for drama – just...

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“The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” Remains an Assault on the Nerves

40 years on from Tobe Hooper's horrific masterpiece The Texas Chainsaw Massacre it appears time has had little impact on this film's ability to...
Posted On 18 Dec 2014

Gothic Horror Anthology “Tales of Terror” Has Hits & Misses

Roger Corman's fourth film in his series of Edgar Allan Poe adaptations is an anthology of stories each starring Vincent Price. Unsurprisingly,...

Comedy

Top 10 Satirical Films

Neal Damiano takes a look at some of his favourite satirical films feat. faves from the 1990s and 2000s as well as some older movies like...

Horror

Top 10 Giallo Films for the Beginner

A Beginner's Guide to Giallo: author and genre expert Michael Mackenzie investigates the evolution of the Italian thriller with its distinct...

Action

Top 10 Comic Book Film Villains of 2014

A year of the good, the bad and the very ugly for comic book films did see some of the finest villains do battle with our screen heroes. Top 10...

Romance

Despite Playful Humour & Some Good Performances, “Always” is a Spielberg Fumble

Steven Spielberg directs this fantasy-romance based on the 1943 melodrama A Guy Named Joe. Despite some playful humour & some good performances,...

Science-Fiction

“Divergent” Eclipses Its Young Adult Movie Contemporaries

Despite the abundance of young adult science-fiction in the movies today, Divergent easily eclipses the overrated Hunger Games and Twilight films...

Suspense/Thriller

Twisty Airborne Thriller “Non-Stop” has Plenty to Offer Despite Flaws

Liam Neeson re-teams with Unknown director Jaume Collet-Serra for this twisty airborne thriller which sees a U.S. air marshal become embroiled in...

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Films On-The-Go: Cromo NCX-100 Headphones

We test the brilliant noise cancelling NCX-100 headphones from Lindy, a great value product which packs a sonic punch while successfully eliminating outside noise clutter...
Posted On 11 Dec 2014