Representations of Revolutionary Struggle

As with all art forms, the cinema offers a wide and far-reaching platform of expression, one that may be used to provoke many contrasting ideas and opinions. The moving image … Continue reading Representations of Revolutionary Struggle

A Short Film About Killing (1988) – Krzysztof Kieslowski (Darrell Ron Tuffs)

A youth randomly, and brutally, murders a taxi-driver. Piotr has just passed his law exams and been admitted to the bar. He is to defend Jacek, the young murderer. There … Continue reading A Short Film About Killing (1988) – Krzysztof Kieslowski (Darrell Ron Tuffs)

The Great Dictator (1940) – Charles Chaplin (Darrell Ron Tuffs)

Dictator Adenoid Hynkel has a doppelganger, a poor but kind Jewish barber living in the slums, who one day, is mistaken for Hynkel. For being made at the very height … Continue reading The Great Dictator (1940) – Charles Chaplin (Darrell Ron Tuffs)

Wings (1927) William A. Wellman (Darrell Ron Tuffs)

(Note: This post was originally written for the review site Battleship Pretension. See the full article HERE) Wings is a 1927 American silent film about two World War I fighter … Continue reading Wings (1927) William A. Wellman (Darrell Ron Tuffs)