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21st Century Cinema

Apocalypto

Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto is breathtaking and brutal, and at times frightening in its depiction of a world that’s both lost and somehow still familiar at the same time. More…

Apocalypto
Beasts Of The Southern Wild

Hushpuppy says “The whole universe depends on everything fitting together just right. If one piece busts, even the smallest piece, the entire universe will get busted.” More…

Beasts Of The Southern Wild
Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook introduces us to Pat Solitano Jr who’s bipolar, but does the film merely touch on the issue or does it explore it in greater detail for us to understand it better? More…

Silver Linings Playbook
Melancholia

Watching Lars von Trier’s Melancholia, a hypnotic tale of worlds colliding, I couldn’t help but think of how close we came with comet Elenin and an extinction level event. More…

Melancholia
The Forgotten

Were the four planes used on 9/11 actually drones? If so, then The Forgotten, released in 2004, offers us one possible explanation about the missing 246 passengers, in an indirect sort of way. More…

The Forgotten
House Of 1000 Corpses

We take a look at Rob Zombie’s House Of 1000 Corpses, released in 2003, the inspiration behind it and the one major reason why it shouldn’t be classed a post-9/11 film. More…

House Of 1000 Corpses
Silent Hill

Based on the computer game by Konami and inspired by Centralia, an abandoned town in Pennsylvania, Silent Hill might not be the best place for a quiet getaway. More…

Silent Hill
Man On Fire

Tony Scott’s 2004 revenge thriller, starring Denzel Washington, is a film simmering with America’s past and present as a response to the terror attacks on September 11th 2001. More…

Man On Fire
Black Hawk Down

Directed by Ridley Scott and adapted from the 1991 book of the same name by Mark Bowden, Black Hawk Down chronicles the events of the Battle of Mogadishu. More…

Black Hawk Down
Panic Room

David Fincher leaves us to ponder the thought that it’s not through technology that we’ll be safe in a post-9/11 world but through human ingenuity, compassion and bravery. More…

Panic Room
World Trade Center

PADP workers John McLoughlin and William Jimeno lay trapped in rubble when the World Trade Center towers collapsed, but were among the few who were pulled out alive. More…

World Trade Center
United 93

Written and directed by Paul Greengrass, United 93 is a minute-by-minute account of how NORAD, the FAA and NSA failed to act as the events September 11th unfolded. More…

United 93
Flight 93

On the morning of September 11th, 2001, four passenger jets were hijacked. While three of them reached their targets, one of them didn’t. This is Flight 93’s story. More…

Flight 93
28 Days Later

In 2002, writer Alex Garland and director Danny Boyle developed the most terrifying update to horror imaginable. In 28 Days Later, running zombies were unleashed. More…

28 Days Later
Valhalla Rising

Nicolas Winding Refn’s Valhalla Rising is a film of singular intent and films constructed in this manner are often mistrusted – they don’t notice the viewer. More…

Valhalla Rising

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