Men die violently in There Will Be Blood (2007), Paul Thomas Anderson’s fifth feature film. They are impaled by the tools of the oil trade in late 19 th and early 20 th century America. And they are ...
It’s our favourite time of year when the World Poll rolls around, and the 2018 edition is no exception. There is something intensely gratifying in getting such a wide-reaching snapshot of the year in ...
A single drop of sunlight falls from the heavens and from it grows a magical golden flower. An old woman, Mother Gothel, learns of the magical properties of the flower and for centuries uses its power ...
Notorious (1946) is widely known as one of Alfred Hitchcock’s most lucid and pure works, emblematic of the auteur’s take on suspense and love, and his simplified, stylised cinematic storytelling. Its ...
While female characters can be found in every gangster film, somewhere within the diegesis, from the classical period in Hollywood through today, they have yet to be central protagonists. Film ...
Ahlat Ağacı (The Wild Pear Tree, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2018). Embodies, over the course of three necessary hours, our living through a small life, continuing to live even though we can’t find any meaning ...
Machines (Rahul Jain, 2016). Documentary. Shot in India, the reality of labour and exploitation in global economy. Nokia Mobile (Arto Koskinen, 2017). Documentary. The inside story of the rise and ...
Jean Vigo’s place in cinema history is grounded in less than 170 minutes of screen time: Á propos de Nice (1930), Zéro de conduite (1933) and L’Atalante (1934), films which at the time found no favour ...
Welcome to 2017, and the results of the Senses of Cinema 2016 World Poll. Although so many retrospectives at the end of 2016 focused on tragedy and loss, here at Senses of Cinema, we’re looking to ...
“When you dream about my likeness, you create it. The more ardently you dream, the sooner you will see me. And I will resemble your dream.” – The Beast to Beauty, Panna a netvor (Beauty and the Beast) ...
Robert Paul’s famous 1901 film The Countryman and the Cinematograph features a now famous self-reflexive scene: a countryman stands and stares at a moving train on a cinema screen, reeling in ...
It’s dark and tormented – the furor of passion, the despair of an idealism that you can’t attain.”- Catherine Breillat, 2000. 1 An attractive couple dressed in white and beige sits at a café together, ...