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
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.
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
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
2016 was jam-packed with controversy and conflict. No matter what side of anything you were on, I think the year could most appropriately be described as a never-ending fight between … Continue reading A World of Film’s Top 10 of 2016
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?
When beginning to experience film philosophy as a serious form of artistic and academic discussion, there is arguably no film more important or influential as the Wachowski’s 1999 film, The … Continue reading The Matrix: Entering the Rabbit Hole of the Human Mind
From the expressionistic and bold portrait of London in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1927 film, The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, through to the modern metropolis of scenic icons and … Continue reading A Tale of One City: Cinematic London in Contemporary British Cinema