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13 Iconic Red Dresses in Cinema History

Throughout the history of cinema, there have been many notable red dresses that have graced the silver screen. From Audrey Hepburn to Julia Roberts, many of our favorite film stars wore these gorgeous numbers. Let's take a look at 13 iconic red dresses in cinema history.


Top 20 Biggest Stars Who Never Won an Oscar

As awards season rolls around again, who are some of those who should have picked up an award before now? Some of these names might surprise you, given their talent, popularity or standing in the industry as Benjamin Cox now explains.


Bombs, Bullets, and 'Bots: How Reliant Is the Cinema of Michael Bay on Special/Visual Effects?

This article is adapted from a content analysis study conducted in 2017. From closely analysing ten films, this article explains exactly how much special and visual effects are essentially over kill in the cinema of Michael Bay.


24 Fascinating Facts About the Oscars

The Academy Awards are heavily regarded as the most prestigious and famous honors in the entertainment industry. The first ceremony debuted in 1929, and it is the oldest of the four annual American entertainment awards. Let's take a closer look at some fun facts about the Oscars.


The Life and Career of Frank Inn, Famed Hollywood Animal Trainer

A look at the career of one of the most famous animal trainers in Hollywood.


Who Is Harvey Weinstein and How Was He Able to Get Away With Decades of Rape?

Harvey Weinstein was a powerful Hollywood producer. He is now a convicted rapist.


The Forgotten Early Film Adaptations of L. Frank Baum's Oz Series

The mythical world of Oz has had a presence in film much longer than you'd think.


The Worst Best Picture Oscar Winners Since 1990

The worst Best Picture Oscar Winners of the past 30 years.


The First Frankenstein Film

A look at the first film adaptation of Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus." This silent film came out in 1910.


The First 10 Famous Dogs in Hollywood

Animals as well as humans have found fame on the silver screen, and have been beloved by audiences for over a century.


The First 10 Movie Crossovers Ever Made

Superhero crossover films have only recently become popular. But the crossover film itself goes back further than you might think.


Top 5 Most Iconic Director-Composer Duos

Learn all about the most iconic director-composer duos in Hollywood history—how they met, how they collaborate, and whether or not they would have achieved the same level of fame and success independent of each other.


History of the Drive-in Theatre

There were talkie movies and there were cars, and it took a man from New Jersey to make the extraordinary connection between the two.


The First 10 Films Ever to Be Based on Fairy Tales

Seeing as they've been told and retold time and again, it should come as no surprise that fairy tales have been adapted to film since the earliest days of cinema.


Will Glenn Close Ever Win an Oscar?

She's now at seven Academy Award losses and no wins!


Which 'Hellboy' Is This 'Hellboy'

Why I hate the practice of giving films the exact same titles as their previous installments.


Why Does 'Shazam!' Have Such an Epic Running Time

I am not a fan of super long running times in all these blockbuster films nowadays.


3 Cinematography Pointers

Cinematography is one of the most creative aspects of filmmaking, and also very complex. When hiring a professional isn't an option, here are three pointers to help broaden your cinematography skills.


The First 10 Movie Remakes Ever Made

Some moviegoers believe that remakes are a sign that Hollywood is out of ideas. In reality, remakes are about as old as cinema itself.


Movie Title Ideas for Filmmakers and Writers

Coming up with a good title for your movie can help make it more marketable to your target audience.


How to Make a Feature Film Under 25 Grand

I sat down with Olivier Dalipagic, director of new film "Off the Record" to get some insight into how to make a feature film under $25,000. In this interview, Mr. Dalipagic also got an opportunity to discuss the making of "Off the Record" to aspiring filmmakers.


No Oscars Host: Academy Shame at Failure to Back New Talent

The 91st Academy Awards ceremony is due to take place on Sunday 24th February at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood with no formal host for the first time in three decades.


The First 10 Romance Films Ever Made

If you're looking for the perfect Valentine's Day movie, perhaps one of these old films will fit the part.


Let's Talk About the 2019 Oscar Nominees!

The 2019 Oscar nominees have been announced not too long ago so I figured I would discuss my thoughts on the matter.


My Thoughts on the 2019 Razzie Award Nominees

I have a bone to pick with the Razzie Award nominations for this year and this is my rant on that!


The First 10 Superhero Films Ever Made

Superhero films are more popular and lucrative now than they ever were. But these crowd-pleasers go back further than you might think.


What We Can Learn From 2018's Box Office Bombs

Movie audiences appear to be tired of YA, losing interest in Star Wars, and are largely averse to character driven independent movies, critics' opinions be damned.


The First 10 Christmas Movies Ever Made

Christmas films are a dime a dozen these days. But at some point in history, they were new, unique, and even innovative.


Top 13 Iconic Movie Dresses

When it comes to film, it's hard not to picture the characters wearing their beloved costumes. Whether it's Marilyn Monroe's iconic flowy white halter dress, Dorothy's gingham getup, or Audrey Hepburn's little black dress, costumes truly resonate with film fans. Here is a list of iconic dresses.


Holding Onto the Past: Why Hollywood's Newest Trend of Messing With Movie Continuity Is Bad for Creativity

Terminator, Halloween and RoboCop have all recently made the decision to ignore most of the sequels in their respective franchises, instead creating direct sequels to their last critically acclaimed releases. Is this a good idea, or is it putting pandering fan service ahead of creativity?


The Hollywood Walk of Fame: Interesting Things to Know

It is a celebrity's delight to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. While it is a great honor, there is a process to get a star that the public knows nothing about. Here are some interesting things to know about the honor for deserving celebrities.


15 Iconic Film Roles That Almost Went to Someone Else

Hollywood is constantly plagued by casting-what ifs, and it's hard to imagine our favorite film characters portrayed by another actor. This is a list of unbelievable film roles that almost went to someone else.


Something Needs to Be Done About Bad Movie Trailers

Either by showing too much or setting the wrong tone, trailers for movies can affect a movie's success negatively by shaping audience expectations.


The First 10 Movies to Ever Feature Dinosaurs

Dinosaur movies are a lucrative genre - a genre that goes as far back as the 1910s.


The First 10 LGBTQ+ Films Ever Made

LGBTQ film is often considered a relatively new genre. But these themes have been present in cinema since the silent era, sometimes subtle and sometimes surprisingly overt.


What Is the Future of Queer Cinema?

An examination of queer cinema within the film industry.


The First 10 Films to Have African-American Casts

Although racial diversity in Hollywood leaves something to be desired, people of color have achieved some victories throughout the years.


The First 10 Horror Films in Recorded History

In case you're planning a horror movie marathon this Halloween, here are a couple more films to add to the watch list.


The First 10 Biopics in Recorded History

These days, biopics are a common means of Oscar bait, so it's not surprising that the genre goes back to the beginnings of film itself.


5 Older Films With All-Female Casts

With women still fighting for representation today, it may be hard to believe that female-dominated films existed as far back as the 1930s.


Little Hollywood in Kanab, Utah

Kanab, Utah's long association with Hollywood westerns began in 1924, when portions of "Deadwood Coach", starring Tom Mix, were filmed in this picturesque Utah town.


Should Hollywood Quit Banking on Nostalgia?

Hollywood is in the nostalgic reboot business, almost to the point where we're only seeing a trickle of original ideas.


The First 10 Films Ever to Be Based on Novels

Though most films made before 1930 have been lost, these ten have maintained the distinction of being the first known films adapted from books.


10 Cinematic Milestones That Were Reached Sooner Than You Think

Color, sound, remakes, found footage - these are all part of the movie-going experience that we take for granted. Few realize just how far back some of these tropes and innovations go.


10 Abuses of Studio Power From the Golden Age of Hollywood

During the Golden Age, Hollywood actors were basically considered the property of major film studios, making this era a living hell for its most glamorous stars.


10 Old Movies That Changed Laws and Regulations

Movies can have significant social impact. They can educate, raise awareness, and alter public consciousness. Here are 10 films that took it a step further, inspiring laws, legislation, and politics.


Representation in Western Adaptations of Japanese Media

What do we see watching a movie based on another country's entertainment, with little to no sign of its people in it? Is our perception right or is it culturally biased? And does it matter?


When Sound Was New: Sound and Image in Tandem in 1930's Cinema

When sound first came on the scene, filmmakers were eager to take advantage of this new technology to captivate and manipulate audiences in innovative ways.


Janet Urban's "Friends in Film" and "Career on Fire" Training - An Honest Review

If you saw the Facebook ad for Janet Urban's Career on Fire training and Friends in Film mentor program, read this article by a former FIF member to decide if it's legit or a scam.