With the recent home video release of Tim Burton’s sixteenth feature film Frankenweenie, it’s about time we compile a best of list for the mercurial filmmaker. The director who took the macabre and put a modernist spin on it – a Gothic Frank Tashlin if you will – has made some pretty interesting films, both visually and story-wise, and I have collected the ten best right here.
Articles By: Kevyn Knox
As any self respecting film critic must do each and every December/January, here are my choices for the best films of the year.
Forget the classics like White Christmas and It’s A Wonderful Life. Put aside films like Miracle on 34th Street and Christmas in Connecticut. These ain’t your grandaddy’s Christmas movies. No way, José. These are those movies from the dark corners of Christmas.
Kevin Smith, the comic book-loving, Indie filmmaker from the great state of New Jersey, has made ten films. Six of these films are part of what Smith calls the View Askewniverse, a reality named after his production company View Askew. Here is Kevyn’s list of the 10 Best Kevin Smith Characters.
With the recent release of Skyfall, the twenty-third official installment in the James Bond franchise (the second most successful movie franchise behind only the Harry Potter films) it is about damn time to make a list of our favorite Bond films. Everyone seems to be doing it. Here is mine.
In celebration of American Independence this week, I hand you a bit of a twist on the whole thing. A list of films about America and the American experience, made by directors who are more known, or at least equally known, for their work in their native lands.
With Mother’s Day come and gone, there were a world of lists going around cyberspace, naming the best movie moms and the worst movie moms. I have decided to go another way. Combining both the good and the bad, and in some cases, the very very bad, I have compiled a list of those moms you do not want to cross.
Really, how can one not enjoy pretty much anything Robert Downey, Jr. does? The good, the bad and even the ugly of Downey’s roller coaster of a career is great fun. Here are the highlights of his acting career which incidentally began at the age of five when the actor played a puppy in Pound, a film directed by his father.
One could easily fill a list of the best Indian films with those of the country’s native filmmakers. After all, who would know India better than a native Indian? With that said, I have decided to compile a list of the greatest films set in India, but made by Westerners.