The 10 Best Keanu Reeves Movies You Need To Watch

By Hasena Ali

Keanu Charles Reeves is an actor, director, producer and musician. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, Reeves was raised in Canada with his family and had ambitions to become a hockey player. However, after an injury that prevented him from continuing playing hockey, Reeves turned into acting by appearing in theatre productions, commercials and television shows.

In 1985, Reeves made his feature debut in One Step Away, a coming-of-age film where he portrays a troubled teen named Ron Petrie. He featured in other dramas such as Youngblood, River’s Edge and Dangerous Liaisons before finding success in science-fiction comedy Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure in 1989.

Since then, Reeves has consistently built a fascinating body of work for nearly three decades by portraying interesting characters in highly entertaining films, which in total have grossed nearly $2 billion in box office sales. His international success as an actor has earned him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005 and was honoured at the Deauville film festival ten years later.

10. The Neon Demon (2016)

Nicholas Winding Refn’s recent film, The Neon Demon is known for its disturbing and violent content, combined with colourful cinematography and synthetic electronica score. The psychological horror tells the story of Jesse (Elle Fanning), a sixteen-year-old girl who moves to Los Angeles to pursue a career in modelling.

Jesse’s innocence and natural beauty fascinates many people from the fashion world, leading a successful start to her career. However, two older models Gigi (Bella Heathcote) and Sarah (Abbey Lee) are jealous of Jesse and will not stop to get what she has.

Keanu Reeves plays a small role in The Neon Demon as Hank, a grumpy man who manages the motel where Jesse is staying. The character of Hank is a huge contrast to Reeves’ past roles → continue…

From:: Taste Of Cinema

Photo of the week: A heartbreaking photo of a bear in a landfill

I was in the region on an assignment unrelated to bears, but a friend in the area said we could check out the landfill as there may be bears there, so we went for a drive. When we arrived at the landfill there were bears everywhere, I believe 7 total. I was speechless, in complete shock of what I was seeing and I actually didn’t shoot any photographs.

That night I couldn’t shake the feeling about the bears in the landfill, and so the next day I asked my friend if we could go back. When we arrived the smokey pit was on fire with flames coming up taller than the bear. I immediately knew that, this time, I had to shoot.

When I finished making the photograph, the bear turned slowly and walked down into the smoking pit, disappearing from my sight. He never came back up during the rest of my time there.

It took me a very long time to process this photograph after, and I’m still not sure how I feel about it. All I know is that it’s the only photograph I’ve ever made that has made me tear up on multiple occasions. And I’m sure still has more to teach me.

I used a Nikon D810 and 35mm F1.8 lens. Exposure was F11 and 1/400 second, as I wanted as much detail as possible and didn’t expect the bear to be so still, so I chose a high shutter speed to ensure clarity in case the bear moved around. I got pretty lucky with the smoke and position of the sun—just one of those moments I believe come to us photographers, when everything aligns just right.

Troy Moth is an award-winning photographer based out of Sooke, British Columbia, Canada. His photography → continue…

From:: DPreview