Keyword : Film Style
An analysis of the mise en scène in Anderson's There Will Be Blood, concentrating on the use of props, framing, color, and performance in the film's final scene.
Speculative musings on the fate of 2D filmmaking and arthouse cinema in the burgeoning age of 3D technology.
Relying on secondary sources and an in-depth formal analysis, author Richard Wallace takes a plunge into defining the ineffable: the Lubitsch Touch.
A review essay of Sam Rohdie's recent book on the art of editing.
A structural analysis of film noir openings. Part 2.
A structural analysis of film noir openings. Part 1.
A comparative analysis between the styles of Robert Bresson and Sergio Leone.
An analysis of how cinematic 'space' can include geographical, physical properties of city landscapes, with a special emphasis on how Los Angeles informs the meaning of Fight Club and Collateral, and Athens in Delivery.
A report on the 2006 installment of the Vancouver International Film Festival, sorting out what author Archibald feels is the ossification of a common arthouse aesthetic.
An exploration of the wild and diverse world of internet cinema, including films made specifically for the internet and those which find a second home (and wind) on the WWW.
Professor Paul Salmon reviews the Criterion Collection release of Powell and Pressburger's influential cinematic opera piece, The Tales of Hoffman.
An analysis of how Jane Campion negotiates the conventions of the sex-noir thriller with more auteurist designs exploring female sexual desire and 'art film' aesthetics.
A theoretical analysis of the value of Gus Van Sant's Psycho.
A report on La Cinémathèque's major retrospective of the works of Malaysian-born Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-liang.
An analysis of Sontag's infamous later essay lamenting the death of cinephilia.
Re-evaluation of Sontag's seminal essay “Against Interpretation”.
An intriguing look back at the on-set experiences of Jonathan Hourigan.
A shot by shot, scene by scene breakdown of Pickpocket.
A demonstration of the critical value of statistical analysis.
The future finally looks bright for Bresson DVD enthusiasts. Burnett examines the follow-up Criterion Bresson release.