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 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)
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
The haunting presence of the auteur has long loomed over the French film industry; it was in France itself that the auteur theory as a major film discussion was first … Continue reading Does ‘the Phantom of the Auteur’ Haunt French Cinema?
Michael Haneke’s Benny’s Video (1992) provides a rich array of moral and ethical questions to its viewer via both narrative and aesthetic, yet its key ethical significance is not established … Continue reading Why Am I Still Watching This? By Darrell Tuffs
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
The 2009 directorial debut of Drew Barrymore – Whip It – is arguably the ultimate feminist movie. While that may seem to be a fairly bold statement, it is absolutely … Continue reading Whip It (2009) – Drew Barrymore (Sarah Myles)
This is a jolly coming-of-age story about a 14-year-old boy named Laurent Chevalier who is growing up in bourgeois surroundings in Dijon, France.
Drama about a woman who assists her friend to arrange an illegal abortion in 1980’s Romania.