Posts tagged with "top 5"

Pam’s Top 5 Canadian Documentaries

Posted by Pam April 30, 2013 1 Comment 9248 views

Canada has a long tradition of documentary filmmaking excellence, and many Canadian directors have been very influential on the genre – Allan King, Michel Brault, and Alanis Obomsawin, to name just three. The best documentary films, to my mind, are the ones that stay with you long after you saw them, percolating in the back […]

Pam’s Top 5 Documentaries

Posted by Pam April 29, 2013 10 Comments 11114 views

Gotta love documentaries. The best ones teach you something, but I enjoy them so much more when they make me think. Or when they entertain me. Or fascinate me. I especially like documentaries that do all those things at once. And since Toronto’s in the documentary season with Hot Docs running until May 5, I’ve […]

Top 5 Movie Eggs

Posted by Brandy Dean March 28, 2013 9 Comments 15191 views

Easter is upon us friends. Whether you ascribe some religious import to the occasion or you just like chocolate rabbits, it’s hard to avoid the egg this time of year. Eggs are a most potent symbols for life, so it’s little wonder they’re adopted by both the world’s spiritual institutions and the filmmakers. To celebrate the season, […]

Top 5 Spring Break Movies

Posted by Brandy Dean March 26, 2013 2 Comments 10957 views

Ahh, Spring! It’s time to put away the snow shovels and the parkas and hit Daytona for Spring Break! Unless you’ve over the age of 21, in which case you probably can’t get the time off from work. Hollywood churns out a yearly panapoly of Spring Break nonsense movies to taunt and tantalize all those […]

Top 5 High School Movies

Posted by Brandy Dean March 25, 2013 5 Comments 15279 views

High school is a dramatic period of time. We’re all complete freaks and weirdos during high school, victims of fluctuating hormones and not in control of out quickly expanding limbs. Due to the surreality of the experience, basically anything can happen in the halls of high school. It’s little wonder that filmmakers turn to high school as a […]

Top 5 Joan Crawford Movies

Posted by Brandy Dean March 15, 2013 11 Comments 17726 views

The fabulous Joan Crawford had a long career. From her first silent production as a humble double for Norma Shearer in Lady of the Night to her final (and dismal) feature Trog, if nothing else Crawford always worked. There’s a lot of other stuff that swirls around the mythos of Joan Crawford. Maybe she was […]

SXSW: Top 5 Rock Movies

Posted by Wade Sheeler March 14, 2013 5 Comments 9472 views

We’re right in the midst of the Texas’s unofficial Hipster Holiday, “SXSW’ which has grown from the little movie festival that could, to the epicenter of interactive media, movies and music that goes on for 2 weeks. Last time I focused my list on the top 5 films that were shot in and around Austin. […]

SXSW: Top 5 Films Made In or Around Austin

Posted by Wade Sheeler March 13, 2013 1 Comment 7628 views

We’re right in the midst of the Texas’s unofficial Hipster Holiday, “SXSW’ which has grown from the little movie festival that could, to the epicenter of interactive media, movies and music that goes on for 2 weeks. A lot of groundbreaking films have come out of the festival, which started in 1987 . So I […]

The 5 Best Neo-Noirs

Posted by Wade Sheeler March 12, 2013 15 Comments 25803 views

While we’ve accepted that the Film Noir period generally covers the 1940s – 1950s, and the 1960s cinema of Clouzot, Melville, and Truffaut paid homage to this singularly American phenomena with their own subjective take on the hard-boiled genre, a more nebulous umbrella-like term has come into vogue to define the modern, genre-bending style now […]

Top 5 Movies Set on Trains

Posted by Brandy Dean March 8, 2013 12 Comments 20318 views

Lots of movies are set on trains and is it any wonder. There’s really nothing more romantic than a train. One of my deepest regrets is that I was born after the golden era of train travel. Some of the very first motion pictures involved trains, whether it was a dramatic shot of a train arriving at […]

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