A Film to Remember, by Darrell Tuffs

Already an established contemporary video artist and filmmaker, Omer Fast has directed a range of short films challenging the conventions of storytelling, particularly focusing on the concept of reality, representation, … Continue reading A Film to Remember, by Darrell Tuffs

Does ‘the Phantom of the Auteur’ Haunt French Cinema?

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?

Why Am I Still Watching This? By Darrell Tuffs

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

Film Note: Edge of Tomorrow (Live. Die. Repeat.)

Doug Liman’s first big break onto the Hollywood directing scene was the low-budget comedy, Swingers (1996). The film cost just $200,000 to make, and saw a domestic US box office … Continue reading Film Note: Edge of Tomorrow (Live. Die. Repeat.)

Cinematic Histories: The Hybridity of the Heritage Genre in Contemporary French Cinema

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

Binaries of the Mind: The Relationship between Humans and Nature in Cast Away

Click HERE to read by new essay, Binaries of the Mind: The Relationship between Humans and Nature in Cast Away. The essay looks at the film, Cast Away, as a work of ecocinema; the essay is … Continue reading Binaries of the Mind: The Relationship between Humans and Nature in Cast Away

Recreating History: Applying Postmodernism and Queer Theory to Cheryl Dunye’s, The Watermelon Woman

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