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5 Superb Films from Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe is more of a cultural and social sphere than a permanent geographical one. There is in fact no concrete line defining where it lies. Therefore, I have chosen to be liberal in selecting my films from this part of the world, not worrying too much about what countries fall within this territory. Lithuania, Romania […]

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Erotic Movies Special Feature

The Best Sexual (BDSM) Moments in Cinema

Note: Contains sexual references. Modern cinema is going through a bit of a fetish for the darker and kinkier side of sex at the moment, most noticeably in the legion of yummy mummies queuing for the “Fifty Shades of Grey” adaptation. But this film pales in comparison to Peter Strickland’s gloriously strange and ultra-European sexual odyssey, “The […]

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5 Erotic Movies from Europe

Note: Contains nudity and sexual references. It is an established truth that European cinema, compared to others, has a different attitude to depictions of erotic themes and sex. In the USA, for example, screen violence is all fine and dandy. But nudity, and particularly thrusting, is seen as a big no-no by the MPAA. Many […]

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5 Meaty Cannibal Movies

Whispered tales of gore and recounted stories of cannibalism have been with us since human culture began, in a variety of forms. Cinema, however, a more recent-ish medium, has offered servings of butchered flesh in a buffet of bloody movies. The rise of the cannibal flick coincided, in certain regards, with censorship becoming more lax […]

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5 Visually Stunning European Films of 2014

The diversity of films made by directors inside Europe, in any year, is always inspiring. In spite of the many political problems of the Eurozone and the European Union, and the knock-on funding pressures that this has placed on filmmakers, a wealth of talent and creativity has emerged in 2014. Focusing on the most visually engaging […]

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Sofia Coppola’s 5 Greatest Scenes

Part lonely, dreamy girl, part Hollywood princess. This may be a rather obvious description of one of cinema’s modern visionaries, but the media love to portray Sofia Coppola as a naive young woman spoilt by her gilded LA upbringing. Her name has become a brand; a byword for cool, understated movies about bored privileged girls set to a […]

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5 Soundtrack Albums You Should Have on Your iPod

From the silent era of cinema, through to the Hollywood’s golden age complete with maestros such as Dmitri Tiomkin and Bernard Hermann, to the current trend for bands scoring films, music has been an integral part of the movie-making process. The fad for replacing old-school composers with electronica and rock groups began proper in the […]

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5 Asian Action Films That Kick Ass!

Note: This article includes a violent image. Viewer discretion is advised. In a sense, all Asian action movies kick ass—even those no-budget DTV “ninja” flicks that seemed to come out once a week in the Eighties. Ass-kicking is what defines them. Yet there are some martial arts movies that can take on the competition and […]