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

Proverbs and False Comfort in Blindness

In Blindness, Jos? Saramago questions the morals innately present in human nature through characters who ignore or misuse the advice provided by sayings. By inserting old, vague, and contradictory proverbs, Saramago demonstrates that in bewildering times, sayings become a comfort rather than actual guidance. He criticizes the use of sayings when one doesn’t follow their … Read more

Class, Clothing and Landscape: A Deconstruction of The Talented Mr. Ripley

Anthony Minghella’s 1999 film adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel, The Talented Mr. Ripley, explores the issues and struggles associated with the quest to find one’s own identity. Minghella’s film employs a post-structuralist analysis, seeing Tom and the individual not as an independent being, but rather “a ‘dissolved’ or ‘constructed’ subject… [who is] really a product … Read more

Analysis Of The Movie Dostana

The movie Dostana was directed by Tarun Mansukhani. Dostana tells the tale of two men who fake their sexuality, and pretend to be homosexual in order to rent out rooms in the apartment of Neha (played by Priyanka Chopra). The two men, Sam (played by Abhishek Bachchan) and Kunal (played by John Abraham), did so … Read more

Critical Analysis Of Western Genre Films ‘Stagecoach’ And ‘Unforgiven’

Two western movies ‘Stagecoach’ and ‘Unforgiven’ are synonym and antonym of western genre films. Stagecoach shows optimistic community and hopeful people, brighter side of western. On the other hand, Unforgiven shows agony and atonement for one’s sin. Both films meet audiences’ expectations and create western film era. First, Stagecoach has many typical western features such … Read more

The Dying Who Refuse to Bury the Dead: The Virgin Suicides, the Limits of Consciousness, Death and Decay

We can’t know how another person feels. Perhaps, in an age of “empathy workshops,” this is a disappointment, but on a deeper level of human behavior it is probably both simultaneously a relief and a tragedy. “Thank heavens,” some may say, “that we do not have a responsibility to the true experiences of others, that … Read more

Analysis Of The Movie “Dunkirk”

Dunkirk is a movie about WWII. During World War II, there were many different battles fought and won. One of the greatest battles was Dunkirk. This battle was the turning point of the German army run by Adolf Hitler. Dunkirk stars many different actors such as Harry Styles, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, and more. The … Read more

Call Me By Your Name

Call Me By Your Name is a 2017 romantic coming-of-age drama film directed by Luca Guadagnino. The film stars Thimothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer as Elio Perlman and Oliver respectively. The story is based on the 2007 novel by Andre Aciman and set in northern Italy in 1983. It tells the story of the romance … Read more

American film-making ideology

In general terms, ideology can be defined as a belief generally upheld by groups in society, at a specific time and place. It is how we understand the world around us. In analyzing films, we can get better understanding of how certain ideologies are formed, and why they are sustained or changed over time. Virtually … Read more

Secret Window

Imagine yourself exploring your recently purchased cabin that’s hidden away next to a glistening blue lake in the piney mountains. Up in the attic you come across an old wooden six drawer dresser. It seems to be hiding something. You slowly push the heavy dresser out of the way to see what’s hidden behind it; … Read more

Forrest Gump as an Existentialist film.

The film Forrest Gump has hints of Existentialism. Forrest Gump’s story shows that human life is not pre-determined. The film shows three existential tenets: Religion, Ethics, and Nature of reality. Existentialism is the existence of an individual as a free and responsible person that determines their own development through actions of the will. The concept … Read more

Hacksaw Ridge – a Biographical War Film

Hacksaw Ridge is a biographical war film and hit the big screen in 2016. The film focuses on the world war two experiences of the pacific combat medic Desmond Doss, played by the Amazing Spiderman-star Andrew Garfield. Desmond Doss was a seventh-day Adventist Christian and refuses to use a firearm or any kind of weapon. … Read more

Being John Malkovich

Being John Malkovich Endless riches, untouchable fame, authority that would never dare be challenged. Isn’t that the goal? To live in a world where one can walk out of their beach house into their new Lamborghini knowing they don’t have a worry in the world simply because they have those material goods. Most see it … Read more

The Strange Metarmorphosis Of The Grotisque Figure

David Cronenberg is known to be one of the pioneers of the body horror genre, which typically evokes horror through the grotesque transformation and transgression of the human body. In The Fly (1986), the grotesque transformation of Seth Brundle’s male body serves as the site of abjection. This essay would borrow on Kristeva’s conception of … Read more

‘Freedom Writers’ Movie Review

The movie ‘Freedom Writers’ talks about the struggle of an inexperienced teacher named Mrs. Erin Gruwell as she took up the challenge of teaching English to the students at Woodrow Wilson High School where lot of tensions (discrimination, racism, injustice system, gang wars, violence) exist between them. As Mrs. Gruwell tries to connect and interact … Read more

The Analysis Of The Film "BlacKkKlansman"

“All power to ALL the people.” This motto is repeated throughout the latest “Spike Lee Joint.” BlacKkKlansman is the newest film by the director of acclaimed films like Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, and Inside Man. The film is set in the early 70s, and follows Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), the first African … Read more

Critical Paper on the Documentary film entitled “Poverty, Inc.”

Millions and millions of people that is living across the world is under the state of squalidness in terms of sickness, hunger and desperation. This pandemic poverty causes the most highly and deadly punishment in the world. However, this horror of poverty seemed to be normal for the privileged minority and considered as an inevitable … Read more