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Top 5 Anime Movies You Need to Watch (That are not from Studio Ghibli)

Written by: Artur Galvao Undeniably Studio Ghibli and director Hayao Miyazaki have pioneered the way for anime film by raising the standards that are demanded out production studios in Japan. However, this may come as shock to some people but there exist great anime films not released by Studio Ghibli, I know, shocking isn’t it. ...

Using ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ to Explain Why Cultural Appropriation is Wrong, but Morally Permissible

Written by: Artur Galvao This is an philosophy paper written by one of our writers for his course on the morality of cultural appropriation. Introduction: Cultural appropriation (CA) is the action of obtaining something from another’s cultural and assimilating it into your own culture. At first pass, cultural appropriation seems to be inherently wrong, and ...

Academy Awards 2018: A Small but Meaningful Win for the Horror, Sci-Fi & Superhero Genres

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos Every year, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences honour some of the best films of the year. Every year however, aside from an incredibly small number of films, the horror, sci-fi, superhero and action genres are often subjected to snubs by the Academy. While these films strike a chord ...

The Case for Michael B. Jordan’s Killmonger as Marvel’s Greatest Cinematic Villain

*SPOILERS FOR BLACK PANTHER & THOR: RAGNAROK BELOW* For years now, Marvel films have long been criticized for its handling of villains. Fans bear witness to the fluctuating trend of villains being produced by Marvel Studios, Fox and even Sony as characters such as Magneto, Loki, Doctor Octopus and William Stryker had viewers in the ...

‘Deadpool’ as a Parody of the Superhero Genre

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos Dating back to the 1960’s, films began to merge the comedic, romantic and satirical aspects of films with the busy and broad action sequences such as car chases and searching for a McGuffin in which rather whacky and crazy characters became involved in hyperactive action.  The action-comedy hybrid genre eventually branched ...

The Star Wars Films Ranked

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, George Lucas introduced movie fans to one of greatest franchises in film history. Through several movies and TV series’, the Star Wars franchise became an instant classic thanks to its ever-growing mythos and canon that is fleshed out more and more each year. After The ...

Ten Years Later: Remembering Heath Ledger

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos Today marks the ten year anniversary of Heath Ledger’s sudden death. The late actor was found dead in his Manhattan apartment on January 22, 2008 and was 28 years old. It was news that rippled throughout the globe as many media outlets began to speculate how and why the actor was ...

Top 15 Most Anticipated Movies of 2018

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos Say goodbye to 2017 and hello to an obscene amount of movies being released in 2018! Seriously though, 2018 is set to be one of the biggest years in cinematic history. The Marvel Cinematic Universe builds to its highly anticipated climax while The Incredibles finally gets its long awaited sequel and ...

The Dark Knight Revisited: A Thematic, Critical and Historical Analysis

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos This essay was originally written for my action cinema class at the University of Toronto. I received a good mark on it so I thought it would be a great addition do this site.  In a post-classical, “New Hollywood” generation, successful action films often produce sequels leading to a franchise.  Each film ...

2018 Academy Award Predictions

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos As 2017 draws to a close, many film sites (including this one) have begun releasing their annual end-of-year lists commemorating cinema's best of the best. With everything from sci-fi classics to animated marvels to Oscar-contender films having all been shown, many are now looking towards January 23, 2018 aka. the night ...

The Pros and Cons of Disney Buying Fox

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos In what has become one of the biggest stories in entertainment history, Disney is in negotiations with 21st Century Fox to buy their television and film assets. It is a story that has made fans excited, angry, confused and, above all else, in a constant state of divisiveness. Mixed feelings regarding ...

Talkies Podcast – Justice League Spoiler Review & Incredibles 2 Teaser Trailer

Written By: Nick Poulimenakos Episode 8 of the #TalkiesPodcast is here ladies and gentleman! On this edition, Nick, Artur and special guest Nahum Teshome discuss the Incredibles 2 teaser, Dwayne Johnson starring in Suicide Squad 2, give an in depth spoiler review of Zack Snyder's Justice League and more! Don't forget to like, comment and subscribe! Seriously, ...

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