Rising Above

I’ve noticed a trend recently of amazing performances in films which are only okay. The first time I seriously noticed this was with An Education (2009). Read More Rising Above

The Films We Love, And The Ones We Don’t

In 1927, Russian literary scholar Boris Eikhenbaum published an essay entitled “Problems of Cine-Stylistics,” wherein he discusses what is commonly known as cinematic specificity; that is, what makes the cinema a unique art form, particularly in comparison to its two closest relatives: photography and the theatre. Read More The Films We Love, And The Ones We Don’t