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How the pandemic has shaped our streaming habits

The coronavirus pandemic and the government-mandated shutdowns were disruptive events. Yet they often accelerated trends that had been ongoing. For example, people were already cutting the cable cord and watching more online content. The stay-at-home orders simply increased how much […]

Next BBC Sherlock entry could be a movie

It’s been four years since we have seen Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in Sherlock, but the pair have given some hope for the future by suggesting a movie could be in the works […]

Oscars 2021: Our final predictions

After one of the longest awards seasons in living memory, the 93rd Academy Awards are almost upon us. Pandemic or no pandemic, this year’s nominations have been welcomed for their diversity and inclusivity, with celebrated indies rubbing shoulders with streaming […]

Which key factors help to create the best Bond films

Every Bond fan will probably have a favourite Bond movie and there are so many to choose from. Older fans will probably be nostalgic for the very first film, Dr. No (1962), which first introduced our hero. While younger fans […]

Five films with unpredictable plots

Are you tired of your routine and want to feel some truly unpredictable emotions? Then you can try parachuting, betting on 22Bet, or watching these movies. Their breathtaking plots will definitely satisfy you. Memento The main character is young, drives […]

Baftas 2021: Nomadland wins Best Film, Best Director

The winners of this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards were announced earlier this evening at a Covid-safe, audienceless ceremony at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Nomadland was the big story of the night, winning both Best Film and Best Director for Chloe […]

How the US lottery system can benefit the film industry

Lotteries are commonplace across the US, with 45 states offering their own take on this traditional collective gambling scheme, generating tens of billions of dollars each year. While most players will simply think of the potential benefits that they will […]

Why Casablanca is one of the greatest movies ever

Although 1942’s Casablanca was an A-list picture with major stars like Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, no one involved with its production thought it would be anything more special than the hundreds of other movies Hollywood was producing that year. […]

How do filmmakers use colour palettes

There are many nuances to a film that often go unnoticed. No, we are not talking about Easter eggs and references to pop culture or other movies. Though the end product is a cohesive structure a few hours long, a […]

The best of 2020: Our films of the year

In last year’s top ten list, we remarked on how streaming had “truly arrived” as a contender to traditional cinema exhibition. We had known for some time that cinema was experiencing a paradigm shift, but we couldn’t possibly have known […]

Home Alone’s five best booby traps

Home Alone is nothing if not one of the most classic Christmas movies out there. With the movie celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, chances are that you’re going to take some time out of your Christmas celebrations to sit […]

Martin Scorsese’s top five films

Martin Scorsese is one of the biggest names in Hollywood. The American film director has been working in the industry since he turned 20 in 1962. In that time, he’s married five wives (and divorced four), received 17 major awards […]

The true cost of movie-making

Among many frequent questions, most film-related FAQs revolve around “how to make a movie” and “how expensive is it to make one?”. And yet, there’s no definite answer to either conundrum. It’s like asking the average cost for making a […]

The worst film characters to meet in a casino

Casinos are great settings for movies. They hold the promise of high-stakes action, life-changing decisions, moral dilemmas, and an ever-present element of risk and danger, all in a glamorous setting with plenty of complex, flawed, and fascinating characters. It’s no […]

The five best casinos of the James Bond franchise

When we think of James Bond, our minds begin to fill with images of fast cars, beautiful women, glamourous locations, and danger. But this isn’t all the legendary spy is famous for and many of us will think ‘casino’ when […]

How cinema speaks to the other arts

It’s often been said that birds of a feather, flock together. That might not always be true when it comes to business but the entertainment industry worldwide is an exception to the status quo. Cinema, mostly made in Hollywood with […]