This topic covers non-specific films of all ages, Best Of lists and all other variety of film lists, general coverage of film trends, and all other talk that is related to films and filmmaking that doesn't reduce down to discussion of a specific film.
The New Cinema category is for all of your ideas, beliefs, and opinions in regard to films both recently released (all films released within the previous year) and those forthcoming.
Making its first appearance in 1927, the television started as a luxury good available to only those who needed entertainment most desperately. Nearly 100 years later, television has come unbound from the restraints of your living room and the various media previously available only in front of your couch can now be viewed on your smart phone, home computers, watches, in your cars, bathrooms, at the office, and at the bottom of a Chilean mine. Programming, once determined by men in expensive suits worn in very tall buildings, is still determined by those same men but the difference now is that the viewer may select from a nearly infinite number of choices from a finite number of sources and can watch what they wish whenever they wish it. And they've wished to watch Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Mad Men, True Detective, and other cinema-quality programming when they're not wishing to watch amateur vocalists get judged by well-paid celebrity judges.
Award Season comes around in the first three months of every year. This section is designed for discussion of nominees and winners recognized by venerable institutions that give us those awards which reach out of the depths of buffery and into the public mind: The Academy Awards, the Golden Globes, and so on.
Discussion about this site, its organization, how it works, and how we can improve it.
The Snub Club
In an effort to promote discussion around a specific film and improve vocabulary, the members of BPS select a film that the entire community is encouraged to watch and analyze. The Snub Club selections are made on a monthly basis with a thread dedicated to the specific film created after some time is given for the community to check out what's been chosen.
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