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I’ve changed around, added, and redacted a number of films since the last time I wrote about my top 10. And so, here’s a list of my current favourites, along with a small description of why I love each so much.
I often question why I vastly enjoy or keep returning to certain works of art. Why are the paintings of Edward Hopper so appealing to my visual and emotional sensibilities? … Continue reading The Polite Rebels… Daisies (1966)
“However, above all, it’s a film about relationships with family members, friends, and loved ones, their power to provide warmth and comfort, but also their ability to be absolutely infuriating”
The Shape of Water is a film I’ve struggled with a little since first viewing. I normally judge a film by how much it made me smile, not necessarily through … Continue reading Top 10 of 2017: #7 – The Shape of Water
Good Time is a dark, grimy, and aggressive film filled with horrible people out for one thing and one thing only … themselves. The film has little heart, zero hope, and … Continue reading Top 10 of 2017: #8 – Good Time
I personally don’t have a huge history of re-watching the films of Wright, but it’s impossible to say his films are never engaging.
I normally don’t place mainstream franchised films on my top 10; there’s something about them typically that feels oddly staged, overworked, and coldly calculated.
I recently completed a dissertation focused on sound in cinema via the films of Fritz Lang. The first chapter is a literature review which attempts to establish a historical and theoretical … Continue reading Broken Silence: The Acoustic Language of Sound in Cinema
I recently wrote an essay regarding political representations of TV news in film by comparing Network (1976) with Christine (2016). The essay focuses on the political ideology of TV news, … Continue reading In Living Colour: American Broadcast News on Film
A Better Place is the debut film of Vincent Pereira—and thus far, the only film he has ever made. In the 1990’s, bouncing off the success of Kevin Smith’s film Clerks, View Askew Productions turned out several indie films directed by other talents within their social circle.
Sequence Timecode: (00:04:10 – 00:08:20) Based on an estimated projection of how Britain might cope with the escalation, events, and aftermath of global nuclear war in the 1960s, Peter Watkins’s … Continue reading Close Analysis: Peter Watkins’s The War Game (1965)