The Top 10 Modern Auteur Filmmakers

With auteur filmmaking, we look at the works of directors, their lives and how their movies came to be. We look back into the past to analyze how these directors shaped their visions into a coherent movie. In doing so, we are transported back to a time when the Hollywood...
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The Top 10 French New Wave Films

For many years, I didn’t know what the term “nouvelle vague” meant. A new kind of vagueness, or uncertainty? Even when I learned that it literally meant “new wave," I still liked my original mistranslation (or too-literal translation), because it was suggestive of the movement’s emphasis on a new kind...
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The Top 10 Film Noirs

Noir is the darkest genre. Even more than horror, it explores the deepest, most hidden recesses of the human psyche, asking us what we would do if we were placed in the kind of impossible position that noir protagonists are usually placed. Would we, too, steal, or even kill?  Historically,
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Marvel’s Cinematic Universe Ranked

In 2008, Marvel Studios, which was born from the Marvel Comics franchise, parlayed its superhero universe into a run of films that began with its release of Iron Man. Called Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) it declared Phase I as the “Avengers Assembled” and which lasted until its 2012 release of...
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