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

Analysis Of The Movie "Amores Perros"

Amores perros is a movie that involves 3 different people, with 3 different stories and lifestyles that come together in a car accident. Octavio involves his dog in dog fighting matches to get money to escape with his sister in law and nephew, Valeria is a beautiful model whose career comes crashing down when she … 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

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

‘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

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

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

The Constant Gardener And Blood Diamond As Examples Of The Evolution Of Film In Africa

The Constant Gardener and Blood Diamond are examples of the evolution of film in Africa. The films both reference the African environment, landscape and quest for African resources. Cinematography is used in a way that captures the beauty and horrors of Africa. Yet, both films pay homage to the uneasy coexistence of Africans at the … Read more

Analysis Of The Documentary Film “Facebookistan”: Implications Of Social Media Influence

With a user base of nearly one third of the global population, Facebook is the largest social networking platform on the internet. Guided by their corporate manifesto of constructing a more connected and open world, Facebook connects individuals across digital space through their online profiles; however, just how open is Facebook itself? The documentary Facebookistan … Read more

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

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

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

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

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