Review on the Pedro Almodovar’s film

Who could think of a better near-opening for a Pedro Almodovar film than a delirious scene of a Spanish dubbing of that holiest of holy cinephiliac films Johnny Guitar? (Nicholas Ray being, with the possible exception of the more obvious Douglas Sirk, the largest costume in Almodovar’s wide-open carnival-closet of cross-national cinema). Even better, the … Read more

The Analysis Of The Film "The Titanic"

The Titanic tells the dramatic, prosperous yet love story of Jack Dawson played by Leonardo Dicaprio and Rose DeWitt Bukater played by Kate Winslet through a journey taken place in 1912 on their voyage from Southampton to New York City. Director James Cameron splurged a whopping $200 million on capturing this heart filling story. The … Read more

Kiss Me Deadly by Robert Aldrich – one of the most famous films noir

Robert Aldrich’s film, Kiss Me Deadly, has been referred to as, “the definitive, apocalyptic, nihilistic, science-fiction film noir of all time.” The film was produced in 1955, during the time of the classical Film Noir era’s spread throughout Hollywood. The term, meaning “black film,” was originally applied to thriller and detective films made in the … Read more

Soviet montage

“Language is much closer to film than painting is” (Sergei Eisenstein). There were very few men and women in filmmaking who were focused on to make difference in filmmaking during the Russian Revolution of 1917. Young people of that time wanted to create a revolutionary style theme, form, and style. Most Russian films made before … Read more

Codes and Conventions of Three Different Film Genres

This paper discusses critically the codes and conventions of three different genres of film and how they effectively communicate to an audience. You might wonder, “What is a film genre?” Well, simply put, a genre is a category/group of films characterized by a particular style, form or content (Merriam-Webster, 2018). The three groups/categories of films … Read more

Pure Melancholy vs. False Happiness: Reading The Virgin Suicides

In The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides has the narrators describe seemingly average daily occurrences as extraordinary, exhibiting the search for something more significant in their uniform, designed-to-be-perfect lives. Through the narrators’ overstatements, it is evident that the boys become increasingly obsessed with the minute details of the Lisbon girl’s lives until it becomes their top … Read more

The Disaster Artist

The Disaster Artist is a 2017 American biographical comedy-drama film produced and directed by James Franco. Written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, the film is based on Greg Sestero and {Mary|Ben|Jeff} Bissell’s non-fiction book of the same name, and chronicles the making of Tommy Wiseau’s 2003 The Room, widely considered one of the … Read more

Analysis Of Themes In The Film ‘Fight Club’ By David Fincher

The supremacist yet spectacular film ‘Fight Club’ (1999) by David Fincher starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton consists of various different themes such as mental illness, different realities, identity, masculinity, power, consumerism, loneliness among others. The protagonist, Jack or Tyler but most importantly the narrator is portrayed as a victim of insomnia and depression. He … Read more

Bowling For Columbine: Rhetorical Analysis

The documentary Bowling for Columbine demonstrates how America is very comfortable handling guns, he also talks about the consequences of this behavior like the “Columbine high school massacre” and many others school shootings and events that have happened because of this type of behavior. Michael Moore proves his point by interviewing people that attended the … Read more

Wall-e Film Analysis Essay

Wall- e is a kind of animated science fiction film directed by Andrew Stanton in 2008. The film perfectly depicts possible consequences of consumerism and over reliance on technology. Even though some blame technology to be the foe of human beings and this planet but its humans who are turning into their own enemies. The … Read more

Analyzing Norma Desmond’s Final Scene

In Billy Wilder’s 1950 film Sunset Boulevard, Gloria Swanson plays a former silent film star named Norma Desmond who lives as a wealthy recluse in order to protect herself from the truth of her irrelevance in the public eye. In the film’s first act, Norma becomes involved in a complicated romantic relationship with a down-on-his … Read more

“Fight Club” movie review

When the movie “Fight Club” directed by David Fincher released on the 1st of January 1999 it opened to a somewhat disappointing business there was a widespread misjudgement that Fight Club was an action movie about underground bare-knuckle boxing contests Where in actuality, it’s a horror/thriller movie which literally begins in the fear-centre of its … Read more

Grave of the Fireflies

Formalism is an approach which contains intrinsic properties and treats each work as a distinct or unique work of art. The historical context, the author, or any other external contexts are not necessary or important in interpreting the meaning (Barrot &Sipacio, 2016). It tackles more on the formal features of the text or story like … Read more

Yo Soy Cuba

Crying foul on director Mikhail Kalatozov’s deliriously unhinged, masterful slice of post-Bay of Pigs agitprop for its unapologetic commitment to ideology would be tantamount to artistic heresy and shortsighted emphasis on the political over the artistic if the film weren’t such a bold and brazen reclamation of that age old fact that art is innately … Read more

Social Behavior in Saramago’s Blindness

Jose Saramago’s Blindness depicts a world suddenly stricken by a blindness epidemic. As an inexplicable wave of blindness spreads, society fragments and people freely express an “animalistic” form of human nature in face of the increased pressure for survival. The characters’ responses to their blindness paint a fairly pessimistic picture of human nature and in … Read more

“The Legend” Movie Review

This movie was going to be originally directed by Steven Spielberg but was later on passed to Clint Eastwood. It was the comeback of Clint to the Hollywood after his last movie ‘Trouble with the Curve’ in 2012. American Sniper is based on the autobiography of Chris Kyle named “The Legend”. It tells the real-life … Read more