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Summer of Film, Part One (12 mini reviews)

I don’t watch much television, but between Netflix and having three theaters in town, I do see a lot of movies. I made an effort to get out and catch more indies and documentaries this summer, since that’s what I love most, but also branched out into mainstream titles based on YA novels (like… 1,838 more words


The Calls are Coming from Inside the House: Adam Wingard's "The Guest"

After establishing himself amongst horror lovers as a quirky, smart and genre-literate director with You’re Next, Adam Wingard resists the easy request to imitate himself and instead makes an action thriller that blasts open the horror film highlights of the 70s and 80s to extract a post-modern glimmer of what made those films so cool. 1,526 more words

Film Analysis


Anim na oras. Ipinasok muli tayo sa time-machine ni Peque Gallaga sa isa na namang obrang  magmamanipula ng ating kritikal na imahinasyon gamit ang eksploytasyon ng reyalidad – social strata, pulitikal na perspektibo, … 1,327 more words

Film Critique

The Facebook Dystopia

Terry Gilliam has always been one of those Hollywood curiosities working from the outside in that producers occasionally want to fund his work because he almost always creates something fascinating and extraordinary, but they know full well that they aren’t getting their money back at the box-office. 1,083 more words

Mankind Is Yet To Recognize My Genius



Directed by soviet cinematic master Sergei Eisenstein (best known for his masterwork BATTLESHIP POTEMPKIN) and bankrolled by lefty American novelist Upton Sinclair, this remarkable montage film was meant to cover Mexican life, from culture to economics and politics, from the early native civilizations up through the modern Mexican revolution. 452 more words

Kevin Keelan

Through A Lens Darkly

A Photo Featured in the Film
Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People –  4,552 more words

Movie Reviews

AS Media Studies: Paper Topic: Jaws (1975)

Here is the prompt for the Jaws paper, due FRIDAY 9/19:

What is the relationship between the spectator and the commercial success of Spielberg’s Jaws…

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Media Studies