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 completed a dissertation focused on sound in cinema via the films of Fritz Lang. The first chapter is a literature review which attempts to establish a historical and theoretical … Continue reading Broken Silence: The Acoustic Language of Sound in Cinema
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)
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Dictator Adenoid Hynkel has a doppelganger, a poor but kind Jewish barber living in the slums, who one day, is mistaken for Hynkel. For being made at the very height … Continue reading The Great Dictator (1940) – Charles Chaplin (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)
Synopsis: Allan Gray arrives at an inn to sleep only to be aroused by mysterious happenings at the inn that leads him to an eventful stay. Carl Theodor Dryer was … Continue reading Vampyr (1932) – Carl Theodor Dryer (Mardaweh Tompo)