"We need myths, we're built by myths, we die for myths" ~ Marlon Brando
"Life is a tragedy in close up and a comedy in long shot" ~ Charlie Chaplin
Filmycks is particularly dedicated to the type of cinema that is timeless, humanist and universal, championing cinema of social and political consciousness, analysing existential themes, and promoting thoughtful and intelligent films that engage the mind as well as the heart.
Film Noir and Poetic Realism are well represented currently, as is Golden era Hollywood, Classic Brit cinema, Nouvelle Vague and American Renaissance . More Neo-Realism, Japanese, Swedish and modern French to come! Also you'll find many films relating to the notorious Hollywood Blacklist, for interesting and salutory reading.
SPOILER ALERT! - Consider also the essays are very detailed and contain plot information necessary for a full analysis, so keep that in mind!
DIRECTORS SUITE will help establish a benchmark of excellence. Following a great director will help negotiate the seemingly endless maze of 100 years of accumulated viewing options.
ARTICLES now contains a collection of TEN BEST lists to suggest even more essential viewing, so check them out and see if you agree.
We're also currently building up a SUITE OF STARS to help in negotiating different paths on the site.
*Check out the new Auteur Americain lists in ARTICLES,
TIP : Use the side bar in the FILMS section to filter down by genre and era, e.g Blacklist, or find director's not yet in the Directors Suite.
FILMS MENU bar has the most recent additions to the site in 12 LATEST films.
Check out our new eBooks page for information on new and forthcoming titles!
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