Top 10 of 2017: #6 – Lady Bird

“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”

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Top 10 of 2017: #10 – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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.

A World of Film’s Top 10 of 2016

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 Hateful Eight

While viewing Tarantino’s eagerly awaited 8th feature film, The Hateful Eight, two conflicting opinions were passionately arguing within my brain. The first was telling me, “This film is absolutely beautiful; … Continue reading The Hateful Eight

The Aesthetic Elements of Kracauer’s Theory of Cinematic Realism Present Within Pawel Pawlikowski’s My Summer of Love, by Darrell Tuffs

Siegfried Kracauer – born February 8th, 1889 – was a landmark film theorist, who in 1960, released his expansive book on film, Theory of Film. The book outlines and explores … Continue reading The Aesthetic Elements of Kracauer’s Theory of Cinematic Realism Present Within Pawel Pawlikowski’s My Summer of Love, by Darrell Tuffs

Documenting Truth: The Reinvention of Voice-over and Success of Style in Marina Goldovskaya’s Solovki Power (posted to Battleship Pretension)

CLICK HERE to read my new essay on Marina Goldovskaya’s wonderful 1998 documentary, Solovki Power, at Battleship Pretension. (and while you are there, take a look at their great site) Thank … Continue reading Documenting Truth: The Reinvention of Voice-over and Success of Style in Marina Goldovskaya’s Solovki Power (posted to Battleship Pretension)

Wings (1927) William A. Wellman (Darrell Ron Tuffs)

(Note: This post was originally written for the review site Battleship Pretension. See the full article HERE) Wings is a 1927 American silent film about two World War I fighter … Continue reading Wings (1927) William A. Wellman (Darrell Ron Tuffs)