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.
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 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
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.
This is an unpublished essay completed for my BA Film Studies course a little under a year and a half ago. The piece is a little less polished than my recent work, but I hope is a interesting read none the less.
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)
Click HERE to listen to the 4th annual BP awards! The show is an interesting and very fun alternative to the big awards shows such as the oscars, and is … Continue reading The BPs Ceremony 2017
When I first saw Mulholland Drive at a second-run theater in downtown Portland, Maine, I hated it. I was angry that it existed. How could anyone finance this thing? I … Continue reading Mulholland Drive (2001) Eric Norcross
I recently completed an original film treatment centred on a story of an innocent young girl caught amidst a firestorm of bad media attention that sees her wrongly accused of a … Continue reading YOU DON’T KNOW ME – An Original Film Treatment
I recently wrote an academic essay exploring the historical and cultural origins of the cinematic close-up. The piece is a long read, but I think any reader interested in cinema … Continue reading An Archaeology of the Close-Up