Why John Cassavetes’ Shadows is Still Relevant Today – Article

Today my first ever commissioned article has been published on The World of Apu, a bi-monthly multilingual film magazine which has writing from critics and film commentators from all over the world. My article is about John Cassavetes’ 1958 film Shadows and why is still chimes with audiences today. You can find it here, Please have a…

Grillpoint and The State I’m In: The Berlin School and Realism in Cinema

  The emergence of the Berlin School filmmaking in the early 2000s signalled a shift away from the internationally and financially successful heritage films of the recently united Germany and towards a new type of art house cinema. Andreas Dresen’s Halbe Treppe (Grillpoint) and Christian Petzold’s Die innere Sicherheit (The State I Am In) are…

Selma: A Film About Politics or a Political Film?

Something a little different today: this is an essay I wrote last year for a university module about political cinema. It discusses how a film, in this case Selma, can be political for many other reasons other than its content. Enjoy! Ava DuVernay’s political biopic Selma (2014) depicts the months leading up to the Selma to…