Life Of Pi: The Contrast Between Words And Visuals

Uniqueness is a struggle to find throughout literature, especially within recreations of previously published stories. Once a story is told, the originality begins to dissipate and the audience skews the story. Popular novels transforming into films can be altered as well. This is specifically noticeable in the critically acclaimed story, Life of Pi, originally written … Read more

Critical Movie Analysis about “Capitalism: A Love Story”

“Capitalism: A Love Story” is a documentary widely released to the public in the United States and Canada on October 2, 2009, which was written, produced, and directed by Michael Moore. The documentary tries to address the question: What is the price that America pays for its love of capitalism? Michael Moore makes determined efforts … 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

House of Flying Daggers

Women’s roles in film are changing significantly as a way to reflect society’s changing attitude towards them. This is beautifully illustrated in the film House of Flying Daggers, where the director, Zhang Yimou, portrays the changing roles of women, in this Chinese Wuxi martial-arts action-adventure movie, with a strong female lead protagonist, Mei, who is … Read more

The Movie Review, The Blind Side

The film I chose to write about is “The Blind Side”. The reason I chose this movie is because it deals with various sociological concepts, such as, being a non-traditional family, being an upper-class family taking in someone who was considered lower-class, and being a family that wasn’t all the same race. This movie is … Read more

“Man of Steel” by Zack Snyde

“Man of Steel” by director Zack Snyder is a Hollywood blockbuster released in 2013 that tells a story of one of the most famous superheroes ever: Superman. This movie was filmed as a re-launch of the DC Comics franchise, and since it was Christopher Nolan who was the movie’s producer, many people expected the Man … 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

Movie Review: Forrest Gump

It is about a man named Forest Gump who is facing challenges in his life. The story stays narrated in retrospect, but in the end, it goes in chronological order. The movie is told from a third-person point of view, but Forrest Gump narrates the story and expresses his thoughts throughout. The movie starts out … Read more

Are the Middle East Wars Justified?

In the film documentary the fog of war, Robert McNamara, a former Secretary of Defense, talks about 11 lessons he learned. He addresses the actions taken by himself and the government during the Vietnam war. These lessons can also be applied to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In my opinion, the middle east wars … Read more

Review and analysis: Amelie (2001)

The foreign film chosen for analysis was Amelie (2001) directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. The film differs from that of a traditional American film. However, the acting and portrayal of the screenplay envelop the viewer into the world of Amelie, the main character. The film lacks large special effects and leads to a more raw film … 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 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

Love and Alcohol in Beginners

In Raymond Carver’s short story “Beginners,” the use of alcohol is the most apparent and important image and helps show the characters’ true feelings about their love life. Through the characters’ consumption of alcohol, we are able to see their eventual confusion and simplification of the meaning of true love. Carver begins the story with … 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

The Mission Mendoza movie

In the movie The Mission Mendoza acted more correctly in his reaction to the destruction of The Mission. While living in the Mission, a mercenary Spaniard named Rodrigo Mendoza meets Father Gabriel. Mendoza captures Guarani people who go outside the borders of the Mission and sells them as slaves in Latin America territory controlled by … Read more

Movie Review of Gattaca and Wall-E

Many humans have tried to predict the future of humanity. While the predictions of futurism are often vastly different, they often have a similar underlining. The feature films Gattaca and WALL-Ediffer in regards to the current state of the Earth, the physicality of humans, and the mentality of humans, but converge on the idea of … Read more

Black Widow in Age of Ultron

Gray argues that the definition of a superheroine’s “hotness” is “the establishment of a delicate balance of both sex appeal and physical strength” (Gray 91). This definition is applicable to the superheroine Black Widow in the film Avengers 2: Age of Ultron (2015). Black Widow, or Natasha Romanoff (played by Scarlet Johanson), is a spy … 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

Shrek 2: An Animated Movie Review

I recently watched the sequel to Shrek the other day for the first time called Shrek 2. This movie is about how Shrek saved Princess Fiona from the Dragon’s Castle and then they go off and end up marrying each other. Which bring us to where Fiona’s parents, the King and Queen of Far, Far … Read more

The Image & Cultural Representation Of Special Education Needs In The Film "Finding Nemo" By Pixar Animation Studios

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the image and cultural representation of special education needs through the description of media. Ellis (2018), has mentioned that nowadays, it is common that children have some disability and they need to have some special needs. People always stereotype those who have disability or impairment, which cause … Read more

"The Maze" Movie Review

Feeling drugged, Thomas wakes up in an elevator car with no memory except his name. He finds he is part of a community of about 50 teen boys called Gladers, and all share the same pattern of memory loss. Their leader’s name is Alby. In an artificial environment built as an experiment by unknown, unseen … Read more

Bad Boys II Movie Review

The film Bad Boys II, starring two cops named Marcus and Mike (Martin Lawrence and Will Smith), is set in Miami where both partners are assigned to look for clues and evidence for an international drug dealer’s arrest. As they start with the investigation and stake outs, they find themselves insulting each other, fighting like … Read more

“Bela Seshe” assignment

This is an assignment about the movie “Bela Seshe” that was shown to our class. We were asked to write a review about the movie. The objective of the paper is to, first- learn about the movie and then to relate the movie with our society and also with our sociology course. The outline of … Read more