For decades, animation has provided filmmakers with the means to explore stories that would be otherwise impossible to tell. Animated films can take us on whimsical journeys. But animation can also invoke the highest drama. In the past decade, animation has moved from being a film medium for children to becoming a universal storyteller. Here are ten of the best and most important animated films ever made in the West.
You know one when you see it: a Rube Goldberg machine. Rube Goldberg (1883-1970) was a Pultitzer prize-winning cartoonist/inventor, best known for his depictions of devices which accomplished simple tasks by convoluted means, operating on a series of inter-dependent, domino-like events. His work naturally reflected--and often parodied--a national obsession with technology, as his life coincided with a budding and booming industrial age. His renderings are so unmistakably synonymous with his name that Rube Goldberg even appears in the dictionary to describe any such redundancy-packed machine. Hats tipped in his direction via all sorts of pop-culture homages demostrate just how influential the man and his drawing were. Here are ten of such which carry Goldberg's signature, and show that practicality isn't everything (lessons to be learned in this age of smartphones and the over-praised virtue of all-in-one-ness).
With the advent of Oscar season, Hollywood veteran Leonardo DiCaprio has once again been nominated for Best Actor. Will this be the year that he finally takes the prize home? While we wait for Oscar night, let’s look back at some of his greatest performances.
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This list is not to be fully comprehensive but at least accurate to the last decade or so. It's also meant to be a list for folks new to Korean movies to be able to separate out the good from the bad. The only requirement here is that the movie should have English subtitles available. Please rate movies up or down accordingly to make the list accurate.
For generations, Westerns have been among the most beloved movies ever made. So it would make sense that the actors who star in them would go on to become famous in their own right. Western stars have gone on to become some of the most recognizable and beloved cinematic icons of all time.
Here are ten of the all-time greatest.
Time is limited. No matter how rich you are or whatever background you have, there's only so many hours you can dedicate to watching movies. Let's get the 10 must watch movies of 2013!