Welcome to The Cinéaste Review!
Every attempt is made to post new content on this site as often as possible. Typically, posts will be published on Wednesdays and Saturdays, however, this may be subject to change.
It should be noted that, in most cases, all types of content will contain spoilers. However, a reminder is positioned at the head of each article to remind the reader and to make the post sharing-friendly.
You will encounter four main types of content whilst browsing The Cinéaste Review:
- Review – These reviews are full length pieces, usually between 1000-1500 words and engage with the film in reference to its qualities and its failings; direction, acting, scenery, tone, and content. You may also discover that contextual information has been included to help place the film in the appropriate environment to aid its understanding.
- Analyses – Less common than reviews, analyses are a form of review when a film is approached from a particular angle or used as a vehicle of discussion of a wider issue within the film sphere. For example, the analyses of Life (2017) used the film as a foundation for discussing the representation of aliens in cinema. These analyses tend to be longer pieces due to their exploratory nature.
- Impressions – These are shorter, ‘flash’, reviews, typically less than a thousand words, and are usually reserved for films which are not appropriate for a full-length review. This may be because of the type of film, the quality of the film, or the depth of discussion available.
- Flashbacks – These are reviews that focus around films that are no longer considered new-releases. This might be because the film has matured into a work that is deserving of revisiting, or because it is a film that has fallen under the radar of critical attention at the time of its release.