Opinion 

Cruise Control: The Last Star Standing?

I was speaking to some friends recently about film (because that’s what I do), and one of them lamented the lack of A-list Hollywood superstars in modern Hollywood. Not celebrities, but legitimate, A-grade stars whose name above the title is a virtual lock for box-office success. You could probably name a slew of actors and actresses whose appeal generates plenty of online and water-cooler buzz when they’re slated to star in an upcoming film, but when you throw most of modern Hollywood up against the stars of previous generations, we…

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Opinion 

Apex Predators: Time To Appreciate Horror

What is it about the horror genre that serious film award shows hate? A horror film – be it monster, slasher or splatter film – has never won the Best Picture Academy Award in its near-century existence. The Silence of The Lambs was a notable scary movie that won big at the Oscars, scooping Best Picture, Director, Writing and two Acting gongs, but that film falls moreso into the psychological thriller genre and is not a true horror movie. Some have come close: Get Out, for example, received a Best…

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