Best horror movie soundtracks
Ever wondered what makes a horror soundtrack truly great? First, there is the ever-present tension-mostly between seemingly simple melodies and the ominous sounds that gradually supplant them. Secondly, the abundance…

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(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…

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10 best and worst films about composers
Everything in this world has been covered in movies, and classical music is no exception. The personalities of many great composers aroused the interest of Directors, which is not surprising,…

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“Predator” 2018: it would all be funny if it wasn’t tasteless

September 13, “Predator” (the Predator) returned to the big screens. The film was directed by Shane black (Shane Black), who played one of the roles in the cult action film in 1987. We watched the sequel to the famous franchise and tried to understand what “Predator 2018″ has to do with the original, if at all.

Everyone knows the merits of the first two films of 1987 and 1990. Director John McTiernan turned a commando RAID into an ancient Greek tragedy in the midst of a green jungle hell, a March of the doomed. The second film gave way to the debut of” Predator ” commercially, but still Stephen Hopkins also managed to impress with the atmosphere of a sultry bloody summer in Los Angeles and the will to live of the protagonist. Further in the epic there came a time of timelessness when the former assistants of assistants on special effects pitted “Predator” with “Stranger”, and even charged to deal with a monster to the comic suffocator Adrian Brody. Continue reading

Scary evil: eight charismatic maniacs from the world of cinema (part 1)

We continue to develop the theme of horror, and this time we present a selection of the most intriguing psychopaths from the world of cinema from Hitchcock to the present day. Let’s go!

1. Norman Bates (Psycho / Psycho, the US, 1960)Unconditional classic-the film, binding to viewing all-all-all admirers genre. Surprisingly and naturally: the picture, shot more than half a century ago, and now is not much out of the context of modernity, and perhaps surpasses other “masterpieces” of our days.In “Psycho,” Hitchcock not only uses his signature techniques — a special style, shooting from the point of view of the character and fractional editing-but also introduces the world to the intelligent, pleasant at first glance, the owner of a roadside hotel Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins).By the way, the protagonist of the book of the same name is strikingly different from Hitchcock’s villain. Continue reading

"Favorite" Yorgos Lanthimos: rabbits, chocolate cakes and other" weaknesses " of Queen Anne
This week in the Russian hire came "Favorite" (The favorite) Yorgos Lanthimos. The film for Lantimosa highly ambiguous and not so pretentious as "Murder of sacred deer" or "Lobster" -…

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"Captain marvel": friendly neighbor Carol Danvers
Although a single cinematic universe Marvel and appeared earlier kinovselennoy DC, a solo film about a female character in it came out just now. In the tape "Captain marvel" (Captain…

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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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