The story of Maleficent

“Maleficent may be known as a wicked villainess but she didn’t start off that way.” The story starts with meeting Maleficent as a child living alone in a tree, orphaned. In these early stages, Maleficent is confident and gentle. Then the story follows Maleficent’s encounter with Stefan, a boy from the surrounding village belonging to … 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

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 Money ball review

The Movie Money ball is based on the true events happened in Billy Beane’s life, He is he General Manager of the Oakland A’s Baseball team. Beane and his Assistant GM, Peter Brand hired under-valued players, so that they could reduce the budget with less than 40% of their competitors. In the 2001-02 season, the … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Review on the “That’s So Raven” show

I choose to discuss “That’s So Raven” show. It is a family comedy television show that aired on Disney channel in the 2000’s. I choose this show because it shows how Black Americans are discriminated against the white people. The show is about a high school girl who has physic visions which allow her to … Read more

Film Review: Traffic by Steven Soderbergh

The movie “Traffic” by Steven Soderbergh is a film which deals with several aspects of drug trafficking and drug abuse. The movie has three different simultaneous plots that come together. One part is the national level which deals with drug trade between the Unites States of America and Mexico, another is a mid-ground focusing on … Read more

ROCKY (1976) Analysis

Rocky is a 1976 American sports action movie which was nominated for Oscar awards in 9 categories and bagged 3 of the Oscars including the awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Editing at the 49th Academy awards. In 2006 it was inducted into US National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically or aesthetically … 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 Killing Movie Review

The Killing story of hoods and schemers are planning to rob a Los Angeles racetrack shortens the moment-to-moment plotting from a typical to a robbery movie. This movie is a narrative movie. A splash of cold water on the face, Kubrick begins to dry off. Kubrick then begins to see the progress of the robbery, … Read more

"Lucy" by Luc Besson: Film Review

“Lucy” is a 2014 English-language French science fiction thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson and produced by his wife Virginie Besson-Silla for his company EuropaCorp. Shot in Taipei, Paris, and New York City, the movie features Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-sik, and Amr Waked. Johansson, the protagonist of the film, portrays a … 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