Dunkirk and the Way We Film War

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It may be true that war never changes, but the way we film it just has. For about as long as cinema has existed, war has been a favourite choice of subject matter for film-makers. As early as 1915, D. W. Griffith created one of the first ever war epics with The Birth of a […]

À bout de souffle (Breathless)

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“What’s your great ambition?” “To become immortal, and then die.” Fifty-seven years ago, on 17th March 1960, Jean-Luc Godard’s debut, Breathless, was released. One of the first great French new-wave films, it served to redefine the boundaries of story-telling through film. It boasts an innovative visual style which is, even to this day, fresh and striking. It is […]

Reflections on Tarantino’s Retirement

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Over the course of his career, Quentin Tarantino has more than left his mark. His eight feature films spanning twenty-four years have left a trail of blood, profanity and style as far as the eye can see, permanently changing the landscape of modern cinema. With the recent announcement of his retirement, here’s a look back […]