Tag: film and gender

On TIFF.NET’s Truffaut Retrospective 2016

by Jacqueline Valencia TIFF  is featuring a wonderful Truffaut and Hitchcock retrospective in honour of their screening of the Kent Jones’ documentary Hitchcock/Truffaut. Details here: http://tiff.net/summer2016-cinematheque/hitchcock-truffaut-magnificent-obsessions Also click on Programmer’s Essay: http://tiff.net/summer2016-cinematheque/hitchcock-truffaut-magnificent-obsessions ************* François Truffaut was a rather huge fan of Alfred Hitchcock‘s work and collected extensive interviews with him on every film Hitchcock made.

On George Miller’s FURY ROAD (2015)

by Jacqueline Valencia “What a lovely day!” Indeed. Where do I even start? From the crazy frantic onset to the crashing denouement there is little time for pause (let alone breathing) in George Miller’s Fury Road. As an edition to the Mad Max series it is a full on adrenaline injecting metal

On John McTiernan’s Die Hard (1988).

by Jacqueline Valencia “Walk around on the carpet barefoot and make fists with your toes.” I read a character analysis of Hans Gruber a long time ago when I first saw the film. I was doing a fan search and ended up on an article on him. It was an

On Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid’s Meshes Of The Afternoon (1943)

by Jacqueline Valencia I only got seriously into film until I started watching experimental film. It was out of the creative potboiler the audio-visual television freak outs of the 1980s.  When MTV premiered (or rather in Canada, MuchMusic), the idea that a mini-music commercial could be artistic, gave everybody license

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