Netflix's best documentaries: untold stories
The American television network Netflix has a reputation for several years as a supplier of valuable documentaries, including both bright Oscar-winning works and large-scale scientific studies of modern society. Believe…

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"Alita: battle angel": the cutest cyberpunk
Cyberpunk, like, by definition, can not be cute: the world in which high tech is combined with low life, most often shown in the dark and damp, highlighting objects with…

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History of self-censorship in Hollywood (part 1)
Censorship is a familiar word for everyone who grew up in the former Soviet republics. It is feared, it is hated, it is reproached, but one of the most terrible…

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History of self-censorship in Hollywood (part 2)

Self-censorship didn’t work. Therefore, in 1968, the MPAA rating system appeared. And the debate about it has not subsided until the threat of government censorship , together with the court decisions in the cases “Interstate Circuit V. Dallas” and “Ginsberg V. New York”, both of which considered instructions to censor inappropriate content on an urban scale, spurred Hollywood to take any action in the days of the decline of the code of self-censorship. The former MMPDA, which became the MPAA in 1945, began working on the plan.The most important decision made by the organization under the leadership of President Jack Valenti is the change of self-censorship to self-classification in the format of the rating system. The system, launched in 1968, was the progenitor of the one we are working with now. Continue reading

Scary evil: eight charismatic maniacs from the world of cinema (part 2)
7. Maniac (Bloody harvest/FR. Haute tension, France, 2003) French Thriller directed by Alexander Azhe ("Mirrors", "the hills have eyes") in our collection — a kind of delicacy before dessert... This…

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Game of thrones: Game over
Today (Moscow time, in fact, tomorrow) in the world rolling out the eighth and final season of the series "Game of thrones". Let's try to analyze the reason for such…

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"The dead don't die": phlegmatic inevitability
Jim Jarmusch in General in love with zombies was not particularly noticed: Yes, he mentioned them in his previous creation, "only lovers will Survive", but few people expected a film…

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"Ralph vs. the Internet": deep thoughts in a child's wrapper
Animation has long ceased to be a genre for children. Hundreds of threads on forums are devoted to search of various Easter eggs and references to the real world and…

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