Category Archives: Countdown Lists

2017 Fall Movie Preview

After what will certainly be remembered as one of the best summer movie seasons of the decade, 2017’s run of big studio films is hardly slowing down. For the last four months

Ranking the Films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Spider-Man: Homecoming‘s release this past week marks the continuation of Marvel’s “Phase Three” (I like to think of the “phases” as seasons of the most expensive TV show ever made). Since 2008,

Top 10 Movies of 2017 (So Far)

This year in cinema so far has been owned by genre films both big and small. Most of the films on this list land in the action or horror genres, several of

5 Best Songs and Albums of the Year (So Far)

2017 has had its share of musical diversity – here’s a look at our favorites so far.

Top 5 TV Shows of 2017 (So Far)

In the age of “peak TV,” your weekly viewing options can be somewhat overwhelming. Between streaming services, premium cable, and regular networks, there are so many shows out there that you’re bound

Television’s Top 10 LGBT Characters

In our continued celebration of Pride Month, we’re counting down the ten best LGBT characters in television history. In television, characters stay with us longer, allowing us to see them grow and

Top 5 LGBT Movies

It’s Pride month, and we at The Filtered Lens are feeling very much in the spirit. As LGBT cinema grows and expands its audience, the films showing characters with a variety of

Top 5 Superhero Themes From Movies

Of all the superhero tropes we’ve seen played out over the past two decades, one of the hardest to replicate has become nailing that instant-classic superhero theme music. For one, the Marvel

2017 Summer Movie Preview

It’s the time of year once more for summer blockbusters. For the next four months, aliens, super intelligent monkeys, and, of course, superheroes will take over the big screen. In what’s been

Ranking All the X-Men Movies

With Logan hitting theaters this week, marking the tenth installment of the original Marvel film franchise, we’re feeling a little nostalgic of 17 years and counting of mutant mayhem. Started in 2000 and still at