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An expert panel has selected a female-directed movie as the best ever made.  The British Film Institute’s Sight and Sound survey placed Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, directed by Chantal Akerman, in first place.

It is the first time a female director’s film has made it into the top ten. The poll, which is conducted every ten years, has drawn flak for its lack of diversity.  For 40 years, Citizen Kane by Orson Welles occupied the top slot. Vertigo, a film by Alfred Hitchcock, surpassed it in 2012.

Jeanne Dielman, released in 1975, is the story of a Belgian widow who turns to prostitution to make ends meet, but kills one of her clients. The film runs for almost three and a half hours.

It has been praised as a “masterpiece” and a groundbreaking work of feminist film, despite not  being as well known outside of the field of film criticism as past winners. The 65-year-old Belgian director Chantal Akerman passed away in 2015.

The poll’s contributor, writer and film critic Lillian Crawford, called the movie the “essential text” of female cinema.

“Jeanne Dielman isn’t a film that I would say to someone getting into cinema ‘Oh, this is the first film you absolutely must see’,” she told the BBC.

“I think if you’re going to work through the list, maybe do it in reverse order and sort of build towards it, because it’s quite an ask to invite people to see this.

“But in an academic sense and thinking about cinema and encouraging more people to seek out experimental film, films by women, and in terms of the history of feminist cinema, this is absolutely the sort of essential text.”

In an article for the British Film Institute, Laura Mulvey, a professor of film studies at Birkbeck University, called the vote a “sudden shake-up”.

In 2012, Touki Bouki by Djibril Diop Mambéty and Jeanne Dielman, both directed by black filmmakers, were the only two black films to be included on the list.

The quantity and variety of those consulted have grown over time. The best 10 movies of the year were chosen by 1,639 critics, programmers, curators, archivists, and academics.

Vertigo, the previous winner, came in at number two, followed by Citizen Kane at number three.

Fourth place went to Yasujiro Ozu’s Tokyo Story, and fifth place went to Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love.

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The exciting new adventures of Elsa the Snow Queen and her sister Anna will be hitting the big screens on 22nd of November this year.

Frozen 2, the sequel to Frozen (2013) is an American computer-animated musical fantasy film under the production of Walt Disney Animation Studios.

The film goes ahead with the stories of Elsa, the Queen of Kingdom of Arendelle, her sister Elsa, Kristoff and Olaf.

In this second part of Frozen, Elsa starts to hear a strange sound from the north calling her. Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf, and Sven, is starting a journey beyond their homeland of Arendelle in order to discover the origin of Elsa’s magic powers and to save their kingdom.

The movie is Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. The voice roles are done by Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad and Jonathan Groff.


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Animation movies are always awaited by children. Not only children are excited about these movies, but also the parents and youngsters are also super excited to watch the animation movies. Let’s have a look at the upcoming Hollywood animation movies.

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

The lego movie 2: The second part is a fantasy/science fiction directed by Mike Mitchell. The movie is scheduled to be released on 8 February 2019(USA). Chris Miller, Phil Lord, Dan Lin, Roy Lee and Jinko Gotoh are the movie producers. The screenplay is done by Chris Miller and Phil Lord.


An animated adventure directed by Kelly Asbury in which the free-spirited UglyDolls confront what it means to be different, struggle with a desire to be loved, and ultimately discover who you truly are is what matters most. The movie expected to be released on 3 May 2019 (USA). The music direction is done by Christopher Lennertz. The movie is produced by Robert Rodriguez and Jane Hartwell.

Wonder Park

Wonder Park is the story of a girl, some animals, and a magic amusement park, directed by Robert Iscove, Clare Kilner and David Feiss. The movie is expected to be released on 15 March 2019 (USA). The movie is produced with a budget of 10 crores USD. The music is done by Steven Price.


Dumbo is an action adventure movie directed by Tim Burton. From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure “Dumbo” expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Producers of the movie are Ehren Kruger, Derek Frey, Justin Springer and Katterli Frauenfelder. The movie is scheduled to be released on 29 Mar, 2019.

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Bill Murray and Sofia Coppola are reuniting for a new feature-length film named ‘On the Rocks’. The film leads with the story of a young mother who rejoins with her larger-than-life playboy father on an adventure through New York. “On the Rocks” is the first film to come out of the partnership between Apple and A24. The movie production will be starting in this Spring season at New York.

The details regarding the film’s debut and distribution is yet to be announced by Apple. Top Hollywood actors and filmmakers have been clustering to Apple to create content for Apple’s upcoming originals platform.

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