“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

Films Analysis And Director Trademarks Of Steven Spielberg

Spielberg is a director who uses his own likings and funky elements in his films. Throughout the semester we viewed plenty of Spielberg’s movies with the technological aspect, which ultimately was seen throughout the film. He liked to add the futuristic elements in his films and he did this through the use of technology. Technologies … Read more

Casablanca Movie Analysis

Casablanca is a movie that took place in Casablanca, Morocco, which was the pace for people trying to get away from the bad conditions of the war in Europe as well as the Nazi concentration camps. This film demonstrates the conditions in Europe and the importance of the letters of transit, which allowed people to … Read more

Padmaavat or Padmavati Movie Review

Padmaavat or Padmavati Movie Review is incomplete without talking about the commotion, aggression, anger and upheaval it created. Padmavati / Padmaavat depicts the legendary, Rani Padmavati, a heroic Rajput Queen of the Hindus. The Karni Sena opposed the film and aggressively demanded a ban; from intense violent threats to the director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, being … 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 True Cost” Documentary: The Consequences Of Fast Fashion

The True Cost documentary which is filmed and directed by Andrew Morgan is concentrated on fast fashion. This documentary reflects on numerous aspects of the apparel industry from production, the life of a low wage worker, and the global effect of cheap clothing’s. These workers are forced to work in poor condition for the satisfaction … 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

The Philosophical side of Supernatural

Supernatural was a show that first aired on September 13, 2005. The show mainly focuses on two brothers, Sam and Dean Winchester, who face terrible circumstances as they hunt monsters, demons, and angels. Violent memories and harsh throwbacks are a burden on the two brothers and strongly impact their lives. Old tricks and useless tools … 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

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