Movies

In this most important Movies category on Returning Videotapes you’ll find movie reviews of all genres and decades, including Old Hollywood, international cinema, and independent films. There’s also themed lists, film analysis, and posts that explore specific aspects of filmmaking, such as: cinematography, costume design, and scores. Really, there’s a LOT.

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2017 Year Retrospective, Part VI: The 26 Best Movies of 2017

[spacer height=”30px;”] [dropcap]W[/dropcap]e’re officially closing the book on last year with The 26 Best Movies…

The 90th Academy Awards Reaction: Red Carpet, Ceremony, and Winners!

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]nd so awards season comes to an end. Last night was the 90th Academy Awards,…

Suddenly, Last February ’18: Kiss me, my girl, before I’m sick.

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]ere we are, first weekend of a new month! Which means it’s time for another…

Brokeback Mountain

TMP: Best Picture Nominees That Should’ve Taken Home The Gold

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or this week’s instalment of Thursday Movie Picks we are celebrating the Oscars, which are…

Blind Spot 02: Love With The Proper Stranger, 1963

Love With the Proper Stranger, 1963 [pipdig_stars rating=”4.0″ align=”center”] directed by Robert Mulligan starring Natalie…

Ten Romance Movies For a Good Crying
This Valentine’s Day

These movies don’t shy away from deep emotions, having great potential for tear shedding. Some are depressingly sad, others too beautiful; some feel very real, others perfectly dreamy. But if you’re aiming for a good crying this Valentine’s, you’re sure to find the perfect fit amongst them.

Episode 67 - I'm CEO Bitch or Why The Social Network Should've Won Best Picture Featured

Episode 67: I’m CEO, Bitch (or: Why The Social Network Should’ve Won Best Picture)

We’re back with a new podcast episode, this time heeding your cries for justice. We asked which Best Picture nominee you’d give the Oscar to, and the answer was clear: David Fincher’s The Social Network. We threw in Best Director for good measure.

A Place in the Sun 1951 Blind Spot 2018

Blind Spot 01: A Place in The Sun (1951)

In the first Blind Spot of the year, we look at George Stevens’ sizzling romance from the 50s, starring Old Hollywood giants Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift.

2018 Blind Spot Series at Returning Videotapes

2018 Blind Spot Series: From Alphaville to Seven Samurai

Here we go again: another year, another twelve classics every film fan should watch. The Blind Spot Series is a web event created by The Matinee, where the goal is to watch one classic/cult film every month for year. Read on for my own picks, and join us in this challenge!

2017 Year Retrospective, Part II:
The 10 Best Pre-2017 Movies I Saw Last Year

A list of true all time favourites, from The Big Sleep to Hiroshima Mon Amour. It’s true we usually celebrate the best movies that were released in the year in question, but this is sort of a tradition by now over at our podcast, Across the Universe – and because it’s a good one, I’m adopting it for the blog!

Film Noir Posters Your Walls Will Be Proud to Display

Keeping up with Noirvember, let’s look at some of the most beautiful film noir posters!

October Horror: Top 30 Favourite Horror Movies of All Time!

It’s the end of another October Horror Project,so here’s 30 Horror Movies I Love, from Dracula (1931) to The VVitch (2015). In this edition I’ve seen three that became instant favourites: Possession (1981),Thirst (2009), and The Haunting (1963). Read on the find out if your favourites made the cut!