"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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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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"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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noughties

Short on the main thing: five mini-series that you can watch in one day

2018 gave a lot of good projects mini-format, and we have selected for you the best of the best. The list includes the premieres of the outgoing year, which appealed to us, critics and viewers around the world: from the nominees for the “Golden globe” to those who are almost unknown to us. One season, ten episodes at most, and a lifetime of events.

Patrick Melrose (Patrick Melrose)5 series, 60 minutesimdb: 8.2 drug Addict, alcoholic, psychopath and just handsome Patrick Melrose (Benedict Cumberbatch) learns about the death of his father. To celebrate, he is going to permanently get off drugs, but there it was. To erase the nightmarish memories of his childhood, Melrose Jr. drinks, sniffs, swallows, stabs and harasses others .The series doesn’t drive hunter Thompson’s books (“Fear and loathing in Las Vegas”) or Danny Boyle’s movies (“on the needle”) as it might seem at first glance. Bad trip is a completely different kind of hero: traveling through the mazes of memory, Melrose goes a long way of accepting himself. Continue reading

(Not)heroes: the story of a deconstructed superhero image in comic book adaptations

Marvel now many took out. More precisely, not even Marvel itself as such, but the dominance of their film comics. Film adaptations are full of stamps and even self-copying (I still laugh at how similar the plots of the third “Thor” and “Black Panther” are, and how much they differ in implementation), and the conveyor feed of content simply tired some viewers, and a trip to the cinema for a fan of comics turned from a holiday into a routine. But then deconstruction burst onto the stage of film adaptations again — and this time it appeared on time and in a big way.

Spoonful of history: the eighties was a difficult period for the comic book industry. Stories began to gradually move away from the riot of colors, irrepressible pathos and ultrapositive, deeper and stronger to consider social problems, to climb into politics, to criticize the existing system, through the prism of other, artificial worlds to tell what is happening in the real world, exaggerating events and their outcomes. Continue reading

Watch and dance: the top seven movies about dancing
"Dance is almost a Declaration of love," Dostoevsky said. "Cinema should make the viewer forget that he is sitting in the cinema," Polanski repeated. Movies about dancing or dancing in…

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The success story of the Marvel cinematic universe and its impact on culture (part 1)
On Monday, April 29, in Russia started rolling the final picture in the current phase of the marvel cinematic universe- "Avengers: Final" (Avengers: Endgame). Marvel together with Disney went to…

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"Venom": back in the nineties
The genre of motion picture comics continues to gain popularity, but in recent years it seems Marvel and its disney stories have virtually become monopolists in this market. Yes, DC…

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"Rocketman": rock ' n ' roll trip through the corridors of someone else's soul
It seems that the era of musical biopics is beginning again in the film industry. But" Rocketman " (Rocketman) has one huge difference from most of these pictures: the main…

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