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Away From the Hype: SNAKES ON A PLANE
Away From the Hype: SNAKES ON A PLANE

On this Away From the Hyper, Sean Fallon takes a look at the 2006 horror-comedy Snakes on a Plane!

The Rift Between Hungary's Cinematographer Societies
The Rift Between Hungary’s Cinematographer Societies

A look into the current state of Hungary’s filmmaking and cinematography societies and their connections to politics and institutions.

Redefining The Road Movie: QUEEN & SLIM
Redefining The Road Movie: QUEEN & SLIM

Following in the footsteps of a long line of road movies, Queen & Slim takes the genre in a new direction, adding its own original flavour.

The 10 Best Film Scores Of 2021
Staff Inquiry: Top Tens of 2021

To celebrate the end of a great cinematic year, our writers have compiled their top ten lists of the films of 2021.

The 1974 BLACK CHRISTMAS Brought Giallo To America, And Nobody Was Ready
The 1974 BLACK CHRISTMAS Brought Giallo To America, And Nobody Was Ready

With Black Christmas’ blend of sadism, camp and scantily clad women, the film finds the pulse of the American slasher.

REALITY TV ISN'T TRASH: THE EDITING OF SURVIVOR
REALITY TV ISN’T TRASH: THE EDITING OF SURVIVOR

Emily Wheeler takes a deeper look at the quality of the editing used in the popular CBS reality show, Survivor, which just finished its 41st season.

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In 2021, The World Is Back To Black And White

This year, over a dozen films, sidestepped color in favor of black and white and many are vying for major awards this season.

DUEL At 50 Spielberg's Car Chase Thriller Speeds Across Nixon-Era America
DUEL At 50: Spielberg’s Car Chase Thriller Speeds Across Nixon-Era America

A 50th Anniversary retrospective on Steven Spielberg’s first feature-length film, Duel, and its place in Nixon’s America.

Away from the Hype: THE MATRIX SEQUELS
Away from the Hype: THE MATRIX SEQUELS

For this Away from the Hype Sean Fallon takes a look at The Matrix Sequels. How do they hold up?

The Diversity Promise Of Marvel's WHAT IF...?
The Diversity Promise Of Marvel’s WHAT IF…?

While the purpose of What If? may be to prime the fanbase for multiverse madness, its secondary function is one of image and branding.

In Praise Of Renny Harlin, Master Of Sturdy Trash
In Praise Of Renny Harlin, Master Of Sturdy Trash

Renny Harlin is one of cinema’s great workhorses — a constantly dependable, and occasionally remarkable carpenter of sturdy entertainment.

SPEED RACER: The Wachowski's Misunderstood Masterpiece
SPEED RACER: The Wachowski’s Misunderstood Masterpiece

Bright and peppy, The Wachowski’s Speed Racer is a bonafide live-action cartoon and well worth a second look.

Navigating Toxicity In Don Palathara's Relationship Dramas
Navigating Toxicity In Don Palathara’s Relationship Dramas

Don Palathara is an astute observer of our species. From his first feature film, he has been placing the varying hues of human nature before us.

Film Festivals Are The Beacon Of Diversity & Democracy In Film, But There Are Ways To Improve
Film Festivals Are The Beacon Of Diversity & Democracy In Film, But There Are Ways To Improve

The path to democratization is a long one, but film festivals are the independent, flexible, and creative spaces to accomplish the democratization we seek.

Why SALÓ Is An Important Film About Power And Not Just Malignant Smut
Why SALÓ Is An Important Film About Power And Not Just Malignant Smut

While not without its controversy, Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom remains a ferocious work of art.