Artistic historical representations of French national identity have long been an important cultural element when it comes to the French cinema exploring its own sense of self. Indeed, the very … Continue reading Cinematic Histories: The Hybridity of the Heritage Genre in Contemporary French Cinema
The theatrical poster for Mark Lewis’s Cane Toads: The Conquest (2010) shows a large image of a cane toad as it stares directly into the viewer’s gaze from a low-angled … Continue reading Subverting the Traditional Techniques of the Natural History Film: The Relationship Between Humans and Animals in Mark Lewis’s Cane Toads: The Conquest
The Challenge: It’s awards season! (whether you like it or not) And this year, A World of Film is hosting ‘The Bafta Challenge’. I’d really love for everyone reading this … Continue reading The 2016 Bafta Challenge!
CLICK HERE to see my list of favourite films from 2015! Note: I go by the official US release dates. Thus, some of these film may be 2016 releases in … Continue reading My Top 10 of 2015!
Buster Keaton, like Chaplin, will forever be respected as the most basic and fundamental pioneer of the comedy genre in film. But rarely mentioned with Keaton is how wonderfully composed … Continue reading Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928)
We all know the feeling. Every year, Smile Power Day comes around once more, bringing with it happiness and joy equal to a thousand laughing babies, or a field of … Continue reading Smile Power Day: Our top 5 cinematic reasons to smile
To celebrate everybody’s favourite day of the year (hot air balloon day), my first ever article for The Metropolist has been posted, and is about the top 5 cinematic uses … Continue reading 5 Cinematic Uses for Hot Air Balloons
Cheryl Dunye’s The Watermelon Woman (1996) follows a young, black lesbian filmmaker named Cheryl, desperate to find and discover an original and interesting subject on which to base her new … Continue reading Recreating History: Applying Postmodernism and Queer Theory to Cheryl Dunye’s, The Watermelon Woman
Jean-Luc Godard’s A Woman is a Woman (1961) opens like a grand theatre production, as we, the audience, are sat surrounded by darkness, in anticipation for the show to begin. … Continue reading A Movie is a Movie, by Darrell Ron Tuffs
Click the link to view my short screenplay, The Festival Circuit. I would be extremely grateful if anyone could leave a comment; let me know what you think. The Festival Circuit … Continue reading The Festival Circuit: A Short Screenplay, by Darrell Tuffs
Please click the link to take a look at the sample of my first short screenplay. Just a Good Luck Charm (5 page sample) Let me know what you think, I would … Continue reading Just a Good Luck Charm (a short screenplay by Darrell Tuffs)
CLICK HERE to read my review of the wonderfully effective new horror film, It Follows, over at Battleship Pretension. Thank you!