Villains, antagonists or simply put bad guys are important elements of every literary or cinematic work. They are what makes any story nuanced and they push our protagonist forward. Antagonists are such a vital part of every fiction, but to write and portray a compelling villain might be more difficult than for the protagonist. If... Continue Reading →
M. Night Shyamalan's The Village (2004) has become a classic, a classic of American cinema. It's one of these rare films which get better and better over time. The film is not only a masterpiece of the old film school in terms of atmopshere, style and characters, but also thematizes timeless, especially American themes.
Fantasy films are perfect to escape our sometimes boring, stupid and horrible world. They bring us into other worlds and other thoughts. And that's why we love this genre so much. When it comes to the creation of well-known fantasy films, there is always exciting background knowledge. Discover here interesting facts about Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter or Pan's Labyrinth.
Lord of the Rings is finally getting a long-awaited sequel, that will answer all fan favorite questions like: “What is life in Middle-Earth after Mordor fell?” or “Will Aragorn be able to counter a financial crisis, that is ruining Gondor?”. So far, no roles have been cast, but we can expect that some actors will reprise their roles from the original and the Hobbit trilogy. As far as we know all three best fantasy directors have been signed to direct these three movies.
According to reliable Hollywood sources, M. Night Shyamalan is working on a sequel to his successful 1999 film that brought him worldwide fame: The Sixht Sense. Shooting is scheduled to start in September 2019. But the biggest surprise: Shyamalan has brought another film icon to his side to master this colossal project.
Universal artist David Lynch is regarded as one of the best film directors of the late 20th century and early 21st century. For example, the renowned British newspaper The Guardian named him the best director of all time. It's high time to introduce Lynch's 10 feature films and to establish a daring ranking from best to “worst”. But can one even speak of "worst" when talking about David Lynch's films?
One of the most fascinating and intriguing characters from M. Night Shyamalan's cinematic universe is certainly Kevin Wendell Crumb. He is home to 24 different personalities. But that's not the most exciting thing about this character. It only becomes really interesting when the (philosophical) Beast appears in Kevin… A festival of psychosis The figure of... Continue Reading →
I’m a huge fan of Xavier Dolan’s work (movies and music videos). So, it was mandatory to review his latest movie: The Death and Life of John F. Donovan. As a Dolan fan from the beginning, I was a little bit afraid when I first heard about this English speaking movie with an American cast... Continue Reading →
The ceremony of the Academy Awards is quite possibly the most famous and according to some the most important movie event of the year. It would be crazy to dismiss the Academy Awards, better known as Oscars, as a whole, because their significance still remains as important as before. On the other hand, Oscars have been here for over ninety years and right now they must face a most problematic issue in their long history, the 90th Academy Awards had lowest viewership over 40 years and people just lost interest in the Oscars.