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TOP 10 LISTINGS - ten best favourite or classic movies, TV shows, people, themes or categories

Compiling a top 10 list of movies or TV shows (or anything else) is very difficult, and increasingly so. With over a century of cinema to choose from, no listing or article can ever hope to be definitive because, even if you saw an acknowledged-classic film each and every day - you simply would not live long enough to watch a small fraction of what's now available (and that's only counting works or names which polls of critics have selected). When we have to factor in cultural bias, aesthetic preferences, individual tastes, emotional and/ or intellectual maturity, pedantry, bad memory, snap judgements, and the vagaries of favouritism... any result is suspect. So, why do we do it? Discerning viewers, film buffs, cinephiles and other know-alls just accept this waking nightmare of lists-o-mania is here to stay. Without apology, VideoVista offers yet another outlet for generic rants, chronological ratings, offbeat ravings, and considered A-Z opinions.
- Christopher Geary


Apocalyptic Adolescence: works of German expressionist cinema - Jonathan McCalmont

The Bard On Screen: best recent filmed Shakespeare adaptations - Emma French

Barely Bearable: disturbing movies - Jonathan McCalmont

Best Medicine: comedy films - Richard Bowden

Best Of The Badmen: western heavies - Richard Bowden

Best of the 2000s: films of the decade - Roger Keen

Blood Frenzy: vampire flicks - Ian Shutter

Bugging: big bug movies - Michael McCarty

Compositions & Click Tracks: movie scores - Christopher Teague

Exquisite Montage & Poetic Narration: TV title sequences - J.C. Hartley and Tony Lee

Film Review 2008: best movies of the year - Roger Keen

Foreign Undead: vampire movies - Michael McCarty

From Art House To Slaughter House: French horror films - Jonathan McCalmont

Future Perfect: science fiction films - Richard Bowden

Hair Of The Dog: werewolf movies - Christopher Geary

Hearts Of Darkness: noir films - Richard Bowden

Hiding Behind The Sofa: British TV horrors - Jonathan McCalmont

Historically Accurate Or Not: Arthurian films - Sarah Zettel

Hollywood Before The Code: uncensored early films - Gary Couzens

King Of Leer: Russ Meyer - filmmaker profile by Andrew Darlington

Lucha Libre!: Mexican wrestlers films - Octavio Ramos Jr

No More Room In Hell: zombie flicks - Octavio Ramos Jr

Silent Fantastique: early fantasy films - Rhys Hughes

Small Screen Heroes: male TV stars - Christopher Geary

Small Wonders: best performances from child actors - Debbie Moon

Where Do We Go From Here?: Buffy TV episodes - Cristopher Hennessey-Derose

Women on British Television: female icons - Ellen Cheshire

World Turns Upside Down: weird movies - Luke Short




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