Are you kidding?!?: The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time

The Academy Awards winners are soon to be announced and the controversy continues over this year’s various snubs, omissions and general shortsightedness over what constitutes a truly great film, great direction, or great performance. When you look back at various lists of Greatest Films in cinema history, it’s shocking to discover that some of cinema’s […]

Hitchcock: The Man Who Knew His Lamps*

Alfred Hitchcock When you think of the films of Alfred Hitchcock many things likely come to mind: murder, intrigue, and blondes–but what about lamps? Yes, lamps! Hitchcock’s light sources are not only ingenious compositional framing devices, but also vital visual clues that someone or something significant is about to be revealed. A lamp in the […]