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The 10 Best Movies From London Film Festival 2020

The 64th BFI London Film Festival ran from 7th-18th October, in greatly reduced circumstances. Given the Covid-19 pandemic has taken up almost the entire year, film festivals worldwide have been forced to rethink things. Some have opted to scale down significantly, while others decided to go online. LFF 2020 held select screenings at a handful […]

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The 10 Best Films of 2020… So Far

Movie releases have been hugely complicated by the Covid-19 pandemic crisis. Since March, going to see a movie on the big screen hasn’t been an option. Typically, at this point in the year, we’d be right in the middle of Hollywood blockbuster season, but the major studios have indefinitely postponed their tentpole offerings. Things are […]

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The 10 Best Movies of 2019

It’s time for “Scene 360’s” annual end-of-year movie rundown. 2019 was defined by a royal rumble between auteur filmmakers and comic-book movie directors. Theatres were swamped with Hollywood productions and the indie world gets drowned out. It’s the old “art versus commerce” culture war reheated for the new generation. We’re most likely to catch smaller […]

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The Ten Greatest Films of the Decade

The closing months of the decade leads us to contemplating the cinematic landscape from 2010-2019. A few years ago, we ran a list of the decade’s best so far, which, taken with this entry gives you a good overview of 20 films which deserve attention, acclaim and, most importantly, your eyeballs. Of course, there are […]

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10 Best Films of 2019 … So Far

As it’s officially June, here’s our midpoint rundown of the year’s best films so far. Films big and small have caught our attention to date, and we’ve purposefully left off movies we’ve seen at last year’s festivals, in order to give fresher titles a fairer hearing. As this is just a taking of the temperature, […]

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Anticipating Asian Cinema in 2019

Anticipation is an expression of bias, which is not to say that the bias is uninformed. I have seen only two of the ten Asian films listed below (“Burning” and “Believer,” both for festivals)—but my piqued interest in the others is not entirely arbitrary. What commends these various titles from Japan, China, Korea and Laos […]

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10 Best Horror Movies of 2018

2018 was the year Michael Myers returned to Haddonfield, Illinois, the “Predator” series received another reboot and Dario Argento’s mighty “Suspiria” got an arthouse remake from auteur de jour, Luca Guadagnino. Ari Aster’s “Hereditary” scored big with audiences, Panos Cosmatos rocked the house with the Nicolas Cage-starring “Mandy” and Jim from “The Office” (John Krasinski) […]

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10 Erotic Animated Films from Around the World

Animation is a medium of fewer restraints than film. While some may primarily associate it with media aimed at children, it is so much more than that. It can take a concept that, if it were attempted using film, would not work. Look at Disney or Warner Bros., two studios filled with anthropomorphic character designs […]

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Ten Best Movies of 2018

2018 has been an incredible for movies. So good in fact, compiling a list of ten films was a tough nut to crack. Plenty of excellent titles were left out. “Roma,” “Sorry To Bother You,” “Loveless,” “Blackkklansman,” “Downsizing,” “Western” and “Climax” all deserve honourable mentions. While summer blockbuster “Mission: Impossible–Fallout” gets a special shout-out for […]

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10 Best Films From BFI London Film Festival 2018

The BFI London Film Festival 2018 provided plenty of movies to savour and enjoy, with programmers boldly ensuring female directors were well represented in the line-up. In Tricia Tuttle’s first year as festival director, the opportunity presented itself to tackle the media debate surrounding female representation and make the programme even and diverse. There are […]