Philippe Mora Snide and Prejudice

Philippe Mora: Five films about the fabric of truth

It’s possible that there are not a huge number of people amongst the general public who will immediately recognise the name of film director Philippe Mora. And those who do recognise the name might be inclined to associate it with his stint making satirical genre films like The Beast Within (1982), Howling II: Your Sister…

By James Curnow
beasts of no nation academy awards

Which 2016 films would have won Academy Awards in 1929?

I tried. They’ll never know how hard I tried. I tried my very best not to write anything remotely related to this year’s Oscars. For god’s sake, I’m sixty pages into a new screenplay. I have minor dental surgery coming up. We have fruit flies. It’s not like I don’t have other things to do.…

By Jonathan Eig
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Terrible Names: The 10 Worst Movie Titles in History

In the world of the movies, what’s more important than a title? It aims to capture interest, make viewers want to go to see the film. Unfortunately, the history of celluloid names is riddled with poor choices, and most of the pictures given them have been abject failures. In an effort to memorialise these fiascos…

By Simon Hardy Butler
Aguirre the wrath of god

Five films that reveal the darkness of an empty life

We are in the cold dark days. We are in February. Look, I know if you want to get all sciency on me that here in North America, December is technically darker. And January is technically colder. But screw all that. February is the worst. Why else did they have to make it the shortest…

By Jonathan Eig