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Welcome to our Film Frame Friday feature, where we do a close frame reading of a film. We’ve recently covered a couple of modern animated movies in Kubo and the Two Strings and Your Name. This week, […]
A stunning piece of cinema and a portrait of a tragic event in history, depicted from the perspective of a woman.
Beach Rats is a dark and brutal portrayal of male masculinity and sexuality.
Bart Layton’s newest film is based on a true crime story, stylishly dramatizing events while also interviewing the real people involved, but says nothing much at all.
“You can lose everything else but you can’t lose your talent.”
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Rampage is that incredible mixture of summer popcorn and fun, something that has been missing in a lot of recent big films.
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Hello, my name is Jenna Kalishman and, like most of my fellow writers, I am extraordinarily indecisive when it comes to selecting my top 5 films. Aside from my indecisiveness, I am a film enthusiast […]
This dark psychological drama falls too deep into its own mysteries, twisting and turning but failing to find a compelling conclusion.
Is Tag a buddy comedy worth catching?
Brett Haley’s fourth feature is an unassuming indie drama with some memorable music and surprising emotional depth.
Arrival‘s non-linear structure weaves in and out like memory, stitching together pieces of a puzzle. The question, answer, and method is in front of you the whole time, and on re-watch, it’s even more apparent […]
The Dutton family holds control over the largest ranch in the country. Its patriarch, John Dutton (Kevin Costner), finds enemies from every corner: the land developers in the form of Dan Jenkins (Danny Huston), the […]
We open on a money transfer, including the always trusty progress bar, in a construction site in Afghanistan. It looks like a salt deposit site, but let’s move past that. A woman furiously types for […]
Welcome to another Film Frame Friday! Last week George Sohng wrote about Your Name. I decided it was my turn to talk about an animation, so I picked another film that released in the same […]
The Hours weaves together the lives and time of three incredibly different but pain-sharing women with fascination. You have to marvel at the sheer delicacy in the structure of the different narrative lines and the […]
As someone who’s indecisive in pretty much all faculties of life, it should come as no surprise that I had trouble narrowing down my five favorite films. Put simply, it’s an impossible task. So instead, […]
ON PASSIVITY AND VIETNAM One of the first things you learn about writing a screenplay is that a passive protagonist, one who doesn’t drive the action of the story in some way, is no good. […]
Two teenage sisters, Elizabeth and Virginia, sit at a table, an unfinished jigsaw puzzle in front of them. Elizabeth idly works to piece together the puzzle. Meanwhile, Virginia stabs at the loose puzzle pieces with […]
Films selected by the phenomenal Filmera community. Not only are these our most anticipated, but this list serves as a great introduction to the second half of 2018. Make sure to comment below or on […]
The newest film from the celebrated French auteur, Claire Denis, is a minor work, but finishes strong.
After having read the other top five favorites from many of my colleagues, one takeaway that I absolutely agree with is that selecting the films to make up such a list is a daunting task. […]
To quote Roger Ebert, “I was born into the film of my life. I don’t remember how it started, but it continues to entertain me.” My name is Paul, and I’m a writer and filmmaker […]
Bus Party to Hell opens like soft porn. It’s standard fare about youths behaving badly. They’re on a party bus to Burning Man, so that is the reasonable expectation. New riders get recruited into this […]
This is the second film of my “pick three” for May in which a group of us pair off and pick three films for each other to watch. I have to start off by saying […]
Tim Heidecker stars in The Comedy, a film about trying to find feeling in all the wrong places.
On the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein, a fair Gothic biopic of its author reanimates her life story.
Coming up with five specific films to rank as films that affected me the most/that I think are the best is no easy task. It is a daunting, perhaps an impossible way to celebrate your […]
Yes, this list has a music video. Fight me.
Carol encapsulates what we shouldn’t be able to encapsulate. The dull lifelessness of longing for someone. The painful but hopeful process of someone’s meaning growing in your life. It puts all those tangled up, heart-bursting-out-your-chest […]
I sat down for supper last night and saw on Discord that it was viewing party night so I thought, what the hell. I had never heard of this previously and went in completely blind. […]
Morgan Neville’s documentary is a charming and uplifting, if slight and superficial, portrait of a beloved television figure.
Incredibles 2, written and directed by Brad Bird and the new film from Disney’s Pixar, is a wonderful sequel, building on top of the first film and focusing on what worked. It expands on the […]
On the 7th of June, documentary lovers descended on Sheffield’s city center for six days of films and fun in the sun. This year the festival opened itself up to the virtual reality boom and […]
Coming from two films that are known for their intense visual extravaganza, I would like to turn it around a bit in this week’s Film Frame Friday with a touch of serenity. So sit back, […]
The Disaster Artist hits Amazon Prime this month so I sat down to watch arguably the most critically acclaimed film that I missed last year. Based on the book of the same name, the A24 […]
I have never taken a film class in my life. However, I really began to get into cinema during college, around 2011 or 2012, and I’ve maintained that passion ever since. My favorite films are […]
Our editor retells the stories around his top 5 films.
Hotel Artemis starts off as a sort of near-future spin-off of John Wick, focusing on its own set of rules detached from the everyday life that we experience. It seeks satisfaction in that discrepancy, finding moments […]
A love letter to lost cinema that sees what we love about movies and projects it back to us.
Hi, I’m Geoff. I like movies and have liked movies for a while now. I don’t know how to start this piece so I’m just gonna jump right in. It’s kinda hard to limit myself […]
I actually watched this a couple years ago and wasn’t very impressed with it at all. In fact, my only Letterboxd comment was something about this being the Power Rangers of the 70’s, but since […]
Can you believe they made another new dinosaur?
I watch movies. My top 5 is in constant flux. In no particular order: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Every time I watch it I feel transported to another time and […]
One of the best of the year, Hereditary is a fantastic look at a family worn by tragedy.
The world of Robert Eggers’ 2015 film The Witch is one often unseen in horror cinema. In a genre so rife with contemporary tales of mental hospital escapees and beasts from beyond our galaxy, sometimes it’s […]
Hi there! I’m Kevin Lever, a writer on Filmera. I fell in love with film at a young age, watching way more than my friends and absorbing any movie or TV show I possibly could. […]
Ocean’s 8, directed by Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Pleasantville), following in the footsteps of the Steven Soderbergh Ocean’s trilogy from a number of years back, brings an all-female cast to the world of heists […]
The task of picking my top or favorite films is one I both love and hate. I could talk about films I treasure for hours, but having to pick out a mere five really is […]
Welcome to Film Frame Friday! Last week Alonso Parades wrote an amazing piece about the Wachowskis’ Speed Racer that is honestly hard to top, but I will give it my best. For the first week of […]
Isle of Dogs. I love dogs. Wes Anderson’s second stop-motion feature is a celebration of human and canine friendship.
Writer Chi-Tsung shares his top 5 films.
At certain points I’ve flirted with including Don’t Look Now, Raging Bull, Le Samouraï, Rope, and The Thing. I want them to know they are loved too. I will have to find another way to put those […]
Hi, my name is Trudie Graham. I’m a Scottish filmmaker who recently finished her first feature and can’t seem to go more than 2 days without watching a movie, so choosing 5 films to represent […]
We first meet Erica (Zoey Deutch) on a job. That job is, in fact, extorting and threatening people for money after performing sexual acts while a friend records it. This time it’s a police officer. […]
Adrift is a heart touching story, based on real-life events. The film tells of a couple’s sailboat journey from Tahiti to California, which takes a tumultuous turn when they encounter one of the largest storms […]
As we approach the one-year anniversary of Daniel Day-Lewis’ retirement announcement, I revisited the film most commonly cited as the pinnacle of his career: director Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood. The 2007 psychological […]
I will introduce my top 5 by saying that this will be formatted like Looper does their YouTube videos. I really like how they break down their top ten lists with major categories then break […]
Tarique Qayumi’s sophomore effort explores rebellion and fundamentalism in a volatile Afghanistan.
The proposition of choosing my favorite movies of all time is a bit like the seminal scene from Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever where Batman is forced to decide between saving Robin or Nicole Kidman. Of course, Batman ends up […]
Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s latest is a compelling science fiction story that slowly squanders most of its potential.
Upgrade is the latest film from screenwriter-turned-director Leigh Whannell, the man behind the Saw and Insidious franchises. This new film represents a differentiation point in Whannell’s career, being more of a sci-fi action film than straight-up horror. For […]
Call me by her name
The end of the “Disney Renaissance”
Based on the famous book of the same, Fahrenheit 451, unfortunately, doesn’t translate well to film.
How the Wachowskis changed aesthetic conventions and turned cinematic techniques upside down.