the freshness of being
I couldn’t stop watching it. Again. Like, the film is two hours and forty fucking minutes long. It’s also been a solid two years or so since the first time I saw it. And it’s not the same. I thought it would feel slower. That I would be made to feel each agonising camera movement… Continue reading
The world is so unutterably boring
Sometimes it’s the movement. Just the movement. As the light hits a blade of grass, or a leaf — something that’s completely out of a cinematographer’s control. Sometimes it’s the perfect placement of a vaguely recognisable object — like a syringe, or a coin, or a calendar page — just below the surface of a… Continue reading
Daniel Binns is a media-maker and theorist of media and screen cultures. He is the author of The Hollywood War Film: Critical Observations from World War I to Iraq (2017), and Material Media-Making in the Digital Age (2021), and has published work on Netflix documentaries, drone cinematography, and film genres. Long walks on the beach are fine, but I much prefer cabins in the woods, board games, RPGs, and movies.