Category Archives: Countdown Lists

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

Ranking the Films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2‘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

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

2017 Oscar Predictions

With the 89th Academy Awards set to take place this Sunday, we’re analyzing all the races and how things stack up. Some races are clearer than others, but we won’t truly know

Oscars 2017: Reviewing the Live-Action Shorts

Each year, ShortsHD releases the Oscar-nominated short films in theaters, and each year this release serves as a reminder of the true magnificence of the world of film. Played together, these shorts

Oscars 2017: Reviewing the Animated Shorts

The short categories at the Oscars are frequently overlooked by mass audiences, but there’s obviously lots to love within them, hence the recognition. This year, the animated shorts category is a varied