By Andrew Harwood Film exists as a rather expansive medium, considering the plethora of genres that persist in this day and age. From comedies to avant garde, French New Wave to German Expressionism, or even something as simple as family animation, film is perfectly versatile. A personal favorite genre of mine, which is quite a […]

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By Andrew Harwood What makes a film? A question that not only begs the simplest of answers, but also the most enduring conversations, is our focus for this week’s “Cinephilia” blog. Is it the stars? The music? The script? The director? Yes, of course. But more than all that, editing is by far the most […]

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By Andrew Harwood Filmmaking exists based on the nature of creation. Where problems exist, however, is in regard to financing. Financing a film is a significant investment, hence causing problems for many aspiring filmmakers trying to break into the game. However, we can thank independent cinema for leading the revolution of great films without the […]

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By Andrew Harwood “Excuse me preacher, you got time for a sinner?” What is good? What is bad? A popular moral question that begs the simplest yet most intricate and cunning answers serves the purpose for this week’s film: Netflix’s “The Devil all the Time.”  Based on the novel of the same name by Donald […]

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By Andrew Harwood A new semester, the same old blog: welcome back to “Cinephilia,” cinephiles.  Having run through almost every genre imaginable and known to man last year, I brought it upon myself to decide to critique and recommend a single film every week in order to stay true to my critic-at-large aspiration.  So, without […]

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By Andrew Harwood As much as I hate to accept it, the time has come for me to wrap up this series for the semester. Born out of a sole interest and passion for cinema, I began “Cinephilia” last September, and oh how it has deepened my infatuation over this past year.  Given that this […]

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By Andrew Harwood Hello, and good day to everyone at home in the need of entertainment.  It’s been an interesting past few weeks (to say the least), and here at Cinephilia, I want to make sure everyone stays at home. Thankfully, this is where the wonderful medium of film comes in. Film has been entertaining […]

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By Andrew Harwood Music has been an essential part of everyday life since the beginning of time. Whether you’re an audiophile, a shower singer, a composer or maybe even a film score enthusiast, music is an immersive and forever popular medium. When it comes to cinema, sound is one of the core elements of production. […]

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By Andrew Harwood At its simplest, film is a form of visual art. Yet at its most definitive, film is an expansive production.  Focusing on the actual production of film is important to understand how it exactly comes together. It isn’t all fun and games, dreams to picture, nor that “it means no worries.” A […]

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