While Heat might be Michael Mann’s most prominent work, The Insider is easily his best regarded. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Russell Crowe. I watched this for the first time in honor of Michael Mannuary and I was completely absorbed by this detailed, emotional retelling of a whistleblower and the producer who fought to have his story heard.
Alfred Hitchcock is famous for cropping up in almost all of his movies. It all started in his 1929 silent film The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, in which Hitch could be found amongst a braying mob at the movie’s climax, but that was more due to a lack of extras than anything else, but since then rarely has a Hitchcock movie been released that Hitch can’t be found it. Usually he’s just in the background somewhere, or walking through a scene, but I’ve tried to highlight some of his more inventive appearances.
I’ve been spending a lot of time recently watching Hitchcock movies for HitchcOctober, and I’ve noticed Hitchcock loves a good villain. Well, so do I. Here’s a few of his best: Warning, spoilers.
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When you think of horror films, you probably think of the monsters and maniacs that populate them. Michael Myers. Pinhead. The shark from Jaws. A lot of scary movies would be nothing without their antagonists, but what about their stomping grounds? These locations provide their films with atmosphere and substance. On that note, in no particular order, let’s take a look at my favorite horror locations.
Shark season is upon us! What better way to celebrate than by recognizing great shark scenes…in non shark movies? That’s right, you’ve got your Jawss and your Deep Blue Seas, but what happens when sharks randomly pop up in other movies? Let’s find out!
Darren Aronofsky is one of the most visionary directors working today, crafting films that deal with loss, despair, and obsession. Noah came out earlier this month and we’re celebrating Aprilofsky, so I thought I’d rank the director’s previous films. Let me know what you think!
Darren Aronofsky has made some incredibly interesting films, ones that tend to be divisive and provoke thought and discussion. His directing style is visually stunning and evocative even if that can lead to critiques when it’s not reigned in. One thing you can always count on is a fantastic performance from whoever is on screen. These are my personal favorites from his films prior to Noah.
After making feature films for almost twenty years, director Wes Anderson has a stable of characters that would make any filmmaker green with envy. I’m almost surely overlooking some fantastic imaginary folks, but let’s take a look at my Top 10 Wes Anderson Characters, starting with 10 through 6.
Time travel. It’s an interesting concept to say the least. The possibilities are as endless as to the years you could travel to. Where would you go? What would you do? What wrong would you right (or, what right would you wrong)? But perhaps just as interesting as the concept of time travel are the folks that do the act. Let’s take a look at five awesome movie time travelers.