Orestes Adam-Features Writer

Orestes Adam

Features Writer

About Orestes Adam

Born from dreams of celluloid, Orestes is a Greek-American writer based in London with degrees in Screenwriting, Film Studies, and Comparative Literature, as well as years of experience in international marketing for Hollywood's biggest studios. He is a dedicated writer who loves his characters and taking his readers on a ride, and in between, relishes in the opportunity to teach his Collider readers everything they didn't think they need to know about the movies. Whether a beloved rom-com or Cold War propaganda, art-house critical darlings or outstanding B-movie schlock, Magic Mike XXL or the experimental docufiction of Werner Herzog, so long as their are readers in search of new movies, Orestes has got you covered.

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’Blue Beetle’s Pivotal Scene Pays Homage to a Mexican Supernatural Classic

The team behind 'Blue Beetle' embraced Latino heritage in more ways than one.

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Even With a Nobel Prize Winner's Input, ‘Interstellar’ Still Got This Wrong

Science fiction was never about what's possible. Only about what might be.

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Jimmy Stewart Needed a Doctor During This Iconic ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington’ Scene

There was a lot more involved in creating that ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington’ filibuster scene with Jimmy Stewart than you think.

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The Horror Movie So Terrifying, It Scared "the Hell Out of” The Exorcist’s Director

This is high praise coming from the master of a genre he helped pioneer.

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The Christian Propaganda Movie That Is Crazier Than Any Other Film

Move over, 'Reefer Madness', this one is off the rails.

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We Have 'Brief Encounter' to Thank for Billy Wilder's "Dirty Little Fairytale"

Sometimes all it takes is one scene to inspire an all-timer.

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The Powerful Reason Why Charlie Chaplin Speaks Gibberish in ‘Modern Times’

Charlie Chaplin wasn't just Hollywood's icon but the world's.

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Why It Took Martin Scorsese Forever To Make ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’

It's one of the most directly religious examples of development hell film production has ever seen.

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The Shortest Movie To Win the Best Picture Oscar Is Only 90 Minutes Long

Sometimes big things come in small packages.

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Only Two Families Have Three Generations of Oscar Winners

Believe it or not, the Coppolas were actually the second family to do this!

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This Spaghetti Western Is Unlike Any Other Film in the Genre

Sergio Corbucci’s ‘The Great Silence’ stands against everything we know Westerns to be about.

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Martin Scorsese Wanted To Direct a DiCaprio/De Niro Movie a Long Time Ago

This modern classic may have looked a lot different had De Niro taken up the cinematic legend's offer.

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Only One Oscar Winner Has Parents Who Both Received the Award

Nepotism can't even be considered an argument against talent like this.

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Akira Kurosawa Accidentally Invented the Blood Geyser

Amid all of Kurosawa's incredible accomplishments, here's another one to add to the list.

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The Hidden Meaning of the Staircase Sequence in ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’

John Wick is an action icon, but he's also the modern-day star of a mythological cautionary tale.

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The War Movie So Accurate, Guerrilla Movements Used It for Training

This film was studied by both the Black Panthers and the Pentagon.

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Yorgos Lanthimos’ Latest Bizarre Movies Are Tame Compared to His Early Films

The Greek auteur's extremely weird early work makes his English-language efforts look tame in comparison.

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