Film Analysis

Everything you need to succeed in DeMiero’s Film Analysis class

On the Line (Auf der Strecke)

This Swiss film is such a great example of all we’ve been talking about, I thought I’d wrap up our short films unit with it. Pretty good film, isn’t it? It was nominated for an Oscar in 2009 in the live-action short film category. As for the assignment, log in to our...

Baraka: Pure cinema at the core of remarkable film

“Baraka” It isn’t a travelogue. It isn’t a documentary. It isn’t a feature film. It doesn’t have any dialogue. There are no star actors. There isn’t even a plot. Yet, this remarkable film goes straight to your heart and intellect in a uniquely compelling way. Here are...

“Breaking Away”

Although this film was nominated for five Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Original Score, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Screenplay) and won for its screenplay, it was overshadowed by a host of box-office winners in 1979, including “All...

SIFF – An extra credit opportunity

We are so privileged to have the nation’s largest film festival right here in our own backyard – SIFF. So, to encourage you to take part in this amazing three-week celebration of cinema, I’m offering you a special deal! You can attend any SIFF film (or event, seminar,...

Bryan Singer’s “The Usual Suspects”

So, who is Kaiser Söze?!? Mamma mia, did I get fooled by this film the first time I saw it! How about you? Be honest, now… What’s clear is that this is one very special film that creatively combined wonderful acting with excellent story-telling with phenomenal...

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