Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the CinePunked team casting their eyes over a festive film. This time out the 2010 Finnish horror/comedy Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale. Fusing traditional tales of Santa Claus, with a sci-fi monster twist – the perfect antidote to the usual saccharine fare.
With Robert JE Simpson and Dr Rachael Kelly. … More Podcast – You Better Watch Out
No, not THAT kind of montage. If you immediately thought of Rocky Balboa and Team America – read on. There’s more to montage than meets the eye. … More A Quick Guide to Analysing Visual Style: Montage
Mise-en-scène has the capacity to communicate vast amounts of information, very often without you noticing. In this third instalment of our series on visual style, we look at what we mean when we talk about mise-en-scène and the part it plays in the language of film. … More A Quick Guide to Analysing Visual Style: Mise-en-scène
Visual style is the visual language of a film. It’s the look and feel of a film. It gives you information, without you necessarily being aware of receiving that information… … More A Quick Guide to Analysing Visual Style: Cinematography
Visual style is the visual language of a film. It’s the look and feel of a film. It gives you information, without you necessarily being aware of receiving that information. … More A Quick Guide to Visual Style
As The Found Footage Phenomenon hits Shudder’s streaming platform, we take a look at, well, the phenomenon of found footage – from Blair Witch to The Devil’s Doorway. … More What is found footage?
From Truffaut to Tarantino – find out how an effort to recognise the art of filmmaking became the pillar of modern film theory. … More A Quick Guide to Auteur Theory
CinePunked are delighted to be teaming up again with our friends at Accidental Theatre to deliver a series of enhancements for their Never Seen It Film Club, beginning on 27 June 2022 with cinematic phenomenon Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain. Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, the film is a delightful take on life in Paris’ Montmatre, … More Never Seen It Film Club: Amélie
Sure, you’ve seen Amelie. And probably Run Lola Run, too. But have you seen this selection of absolutely stunning non-English-language masterpieces? … More 5 Non-English-Language Films You Really Need To See