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The Big Picture Podcast: Poltergeist

In this, our first Big Picture podcast, Editor-in-chief Gabriel Solomons and Editor Thomas Puhr discuss the 1982 horror classic Poltergeist, picking apart various themes, focussing on hidden meanings and revealing some insights about the film’s poster and iconic objects such as the television, toy clown and the haunted house itself at the centre of all […]

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Best Films of 2020: Part II

Beronica Garcia Da 5 Bloods (Dir. Spike Lee) Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods comes at a pivotal time for the Black Lives Matter movement; exploring the all-too-familiar stigmas of biasness, racism and PTSD through the lens of Black Vietnam veterans. Four wartime buddies reunite in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) for two missions: find the […]

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Best Films of 2020: Part I

Neil Fox Rizi (Days) (Dir. by Tsai Ming-liang) I saw Rizi in the heady days of the Berlinale in February (insert nostalgic truism based on 2020 here). I thought it was a masterwork at the time, it rocked me to my core as it spoke deeply to so many things I’d been feeling in the past couple […]

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Comfort Movies During Self-Isolation: Part II

During this time of global uncertainty and self-isolation, some of our frequent contributors share their top five “comfort movies” that help them get through troubling times. Peruse our list, revisit an old favorite, and perhaps even discover a new movie that may provide some solace.  Share your favorite comfort movies with us @BigPicFilmMag. Kieron Moore […]

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Comfort Movies During Self-Isolation: Part 1

During this time of global uncertainty and self-isolation, some of our frequent contributors share their top five “comfort movies” that help them get through troubling times. Peruse our list, revisit an old favorite, and perhaps even discover a new movie that may provide some solace.  Share your favorite comfort movies with us @BigPicFilmMag. Gabriel Solomons […]

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Best of the Decade: 2015-2019

Part two of our Best of the Decade feature runs the gamut, from animation (Kubo and the Two Strings, Loving Vincent), to blockbuster actioners (Mad Max: Fury Road, Mission: Impossible – Fallout), to avant-garde experiments testing the boundaries of cinema itself (Sleep Has Her House, Bitter Lake). Think we missed anything? Let us know @BigPicFilmMag! […]

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Best of the Decade: 2010-2014

How does one go about choosing the best films of the year, let alone of the decade? Several of our regular contributors took on this daunting task, and the eclectic results attest to ten years of remarkable films. Share your favorites with us @BigPicFilmMag. 2010 13 Assassins (Dir. Takashi Miike) A group of assassins, 13 […]

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Big Picture contributors’ top 5 films of 2018

2018 has been another great year for cinema. Read on for our regular contributors’ eclectic top 5 lists, in which more than 25 different films are represented. Share your favourites with us @BigPicFilmMag.   Neil Fox The Dreamed Path (Dir. Angela Schanelec) MUBI had the goods this year when it came to new discoveries. Alongside […]

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Big Picture contributors’ top 5 films of 2017

Big Picture writers share their personal favourites.