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A Movie Is a Movie, by Darrell Tuffs

Jean-Luc Godard’s A Woman is a Woman (1961) opens like a grand theatre production, as we, the audience, are sat surrounded by darkness, in anticipation for the show to begin. An orchestra is heard warming up, a conductor is heard...

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Sex and Death, by Darrell Tuffs

David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows doesn’t particularly add anything new to the discussion of horror convention. Its central themes are as you might expect. The film deals with teen protagonists, with gruesome deaths, with sexual encounters, coming-of-age awakenings, and its...

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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 cinema as, “The Redemption of Physical Reality,” as described in...