Tag: film culture

Is 1939 the Greatest Year Ever for Films?

The film industry goes back to the beginning of the 20th century, and most experts still maintain that 1939 is the greatest single year in movie history. At no other point in the long chronicle of the film industry has Hollywood had such an ability to draw in and hold and audiences. Cinelinx looks at 1939. 

25 More Annoying Movie Cliches

Movie Cliches. We all recognize them. We all roll our eyes at them. Here are another 25 movie cliches that get used waaaaaay to much.

The 50 Most Annoying movie cliches: Part One

Movie cliches...Where would the film industry be without them? We don't know but we'd like to find out. Everyone recognizes them when they see them. We roll our eyes and write annoyed posts on the internet about the lazy scriptwriting. Cinelinx has collected the 50 worst movie cliches. Come in to see part one of our list.

5 Story Ideas to Make the Star Wars Stand-Alone Films Stand...

Star Wars fans have had a lot to digest lately.  Star Wars: Episode VII currently filming, we have a release date and director for our first Star Wars stand-alone film (coming in 2016), and this week came the announcement of Josh Trank helming another stand-alone movie.  While rumors have persisted on what the upcoming stand-alone films would be about, nothing concrete has been laid out just yet.  As such, they’re ripe for speculation and hopes, so I wanted to break down some story ideas I think would be well suited to Lucasfilm’s spin-off Star Wars films. 

Actors Who’ve Played the Same Character the Most Times

With Hugh Jackman currently negotiating to play Wolverine for a seventh and eighth time, Cinelinx takes a look at actors who’ve played the same role eight times or more. Who has played the same character most often? Come in and find out.

An Easter Trivia Challenge: The Cinelinx Quotation Game


Just for fun, on this Easter holiday, take our trivia challenge. Can you place all these quotes? If you’re stumped, scroll down for the answers.


Remembering Roger: An Ebert Tribute

He was a journalist/critic, author, TV personality and Pulitzer Prize winner. Roger Ebert reached a level of celebrity that few critics ever reach. He was one of the most talented writers among the field of critics and had an interesting life story. One year after his death on April 4th, 2013, we remember the talented Mr. Ebert.

The Top 10 One-Hit-Film Wonders

Every once in a while, an actor will come on the scene with impact, impressing everyone with a powerhouse debut performance. But sometimes a great freshmen performance fails to lead to a good follow up, and the person who made the impressive debut starts to fade from the scene. It’s always sad when such potential is unmet. Here are 10 actors who started with a bang but faded with a whimper.

Is Female Empowerment In Film Becoming Too Closely Linked to Female...

Why is it that female characters in films have reached a point where they are no longer considered strong or cool unless they employ violence? Is Hollywood teaching the wrong kind of Girl Power?  We take a look at this growing trend in films and the impact it may be having. 

Steven Spielberg & George Lucas Predict ‘Implosion’ of the Film Industry

Two of the greatest filmmakers of the modern era, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, have predicted an “inevitable implosion” of the movie industry, which will lead to less films and an explosion of ticket prices.

The Casual Cinecast Discusses Five Easy Pieces, Loki, and More!

It's a new Casually Criterion episode in our latest Cinecast as we discuss Five Easy Pieces and share our thoughts on streaming TV. This...