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Sound in Film and “City Lights”

When we go to the cinema’s nowadays, we, as an audience, expect to hear the actors talk to one another. Guess what, one hundred years ago the audience didn’t. Back then, films were silent – who knew? Well, they weren’t really silent; there was always a live musical score playing with the film, there just … Continue reading Sound in Film and “City Lights”

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Shorties #25: “Matrimonio All’Italiana”, “I’m Still Here”, “You Were Never Really Here”, “An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn”, and “American Assassin”

This article will have short reviews for the following films in this order: Matrimonio All'Italiana (Marriage Italian Style), I'm Still Here, You Were Never Really Here, An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn, and American Assassin

Here’s a Cool Shot | The Poor Little Rich Girl

Mary Pickford was huge back in the silent era of filmmaking. She was one of the first true film stars and would go on to have an amazing career, in which she’d create a company together with Chaplin, Griffith and Douglas Fairbanks, though unfortunately her career would come to a halt when silent films disappeared … Continue reading Here’s a Cool Shot | The Poor Little Rich Girl

Shorties #24: “Slice”, “The Yellow Birds”, “Spring Breakers”, “Outlaw King”, and “Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

This article will have short reviews for the following films in this order: Slice, The Yellow Birds, Spring Breakers, Outlaw King, and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs When you make a film that is set in an alternate universe, you have to make sure that everything in that universe makes sense, which wasn’t the case in Slice. Outside of … Continue reading Shorties #24: “Slice”, “The Yellow Birds”, “Spring Breakers”, “Outlaw King”, and “Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

Opinion: “Mile 22” (2018)

Peter Berg was on his way to become qualified as a good director. Ever since Lone Survivor, he’s made nothing but great films. Then Mile 22 came around; the not-so-surprising flop if you’d seen the trailer, but very surprising flop if you’d seen the director’s previous films. It was panned by critics and audiences alike, … Continue reading Opinion: “Mile 22” (2018)

Shorties #23: “The Breadwinner”, “Teen Titans Go! To the Movies”, “July 22”, “First Man”, and “The Other Side of the Wind”

This article will have short reviews for the following films in this order: The Breadwinner, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, July 22, First Man, and The Other Side of the Wind. With two beautiful animation styles, The Breadwinner tells us a relevant and emotionally touching tale about war, sexism, religion, stories as a whole and their importance. … Continue reading Shorties #23: “The Breadwinner”, “Teen Titans Go! To the Movies”, “July 22”, “First Man”, and “The Other Side of the Wind”

Nosferatu, Expressionism, and Romanticism

One of the most well-known films of the silent era is Nosferatu, a German horror flick that took its inspiration from Bram Stoker’s Dracula. And with “took its inspiration from” I mean “copied, changed out the names, and ending of”.  It’s widely believed that Nosferatu is an expressionistic film, though while we were watching it … Continue reading Nosferatu, Expressionism, and Romanticism

Opinion: “Apostle” (2018)

Here's another animated review, this time it's for Netflix's Apostle. It's decent. The review is a bit longer than my previous one, but then again, this one has around double the number of frames. Here's the review: And that's it. And since I didn't get any feedback last time let me try again 🙂 What did … Continue reading Opinion: “Apostle” (2018)

Here’s a Cool Shot | Hell’s Hinges

As you might know, I recently started University. At university, one of my classes is "film history", where we watch and discuss older films, but where we’re also thought about the evolution of film from its invention up until the early 30’s. During this class, we watched one of the first feature-length films ever called … Continue reading Here’s a Cool Shot | Hell’s Hinges