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Jake Whritner is the former Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine and a graduate of the Cinema Studies department at NYU. As a postgraduate film student at the University of Kent, Jake specializes in cognitive media studies and works in the interstices between film theory and cognitive neuroscience. In particular, Jake is interested in questions of narrative comprehension and emotional engagement.

Hitchcock/Truffaut (Film Review)

In 1962 François Truffaut, the newly world-renowned director and film critic, sat down with Alfred Hitchcock for an extended interview. This interview, in which the two discussed Hitchcock’s films—and cinema in general—was immortalized in Hitchcock: The Definitive Study of Alfred Hitchcock, ...

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Japan Cuts 2015

For cinephiles who live in or near New York City and are interested in seeing an intriguing blend of contemporary and restored Japanese films, Japan Cuts is the festival for you. Belladonna of Sadness (1973) and Strayer’s Chronicle (2015) will likely be of particular interest for readers ...

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The Tribe (Film Review)

For those who are intrigued by director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s self-professed love of silent cinema, The Tribe (2015) is both a delightful experience—paying homage to that earlier form of cinematic expression—and a shocking display of frank sexuality and brutality on a ...

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