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Revisiting Film Criticism. Genre: Documentary.

It’s always interesting to go back and read things you’ve written multiple years ago, to see what topics you were concentrating on, and how your writing has progressed over time. 1,527 more words

I went to see the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl this weekend, expecting to love it. The creepy trailers had drawn me in, convinced me of the suspense, the drama, the did-he-or-didn’t-he question that I was sure would drive the movie—most of those things, I suppose, still turned out to be true. 558 more words


In Birdman, Passion Trumps Pretension... Barely

While Michael Keaton may be best known for his time as the Caped Crusader, that is far from the only thing he should be remembered for. 1,133 more words


John Wick (2014) Movie Review

My brain is officially mashed potatoes. I don’t know if that is a good or a bad thing. I was fortunate enough to catch an early screening of the new action movie, … 708 more words

NETFLIX PIX (39): "Dazzling IDA"

IDA  (2013) ****+

(directed by Paweł Pawlikowski)


> Vulnerable young Ida is a young girl without a past.  It’s the dark time of oppressive Communist rule in Poland, and Ida has been abandoned by her only known living relative to be raised in a nunnery to young womanhood.   536 more words

Kevin Keelan

Gone Girl (A VO Review of the film and Fincher coolness)

Warning: Minor Spoilers

I no longer have doubts walking into a David Fincher flick. I have a fanboy trust in his skill as a movie director. 774 more words


AS Media Studies: Overview for the Week of 10/13

This Week

In honor of GLSEN’s Ally Week, we will study how Jonathan Demme’s film, Philadelphia (1993) affected the media presence and mainstream discussion of both homosexuality and AIDS in the early 1990s. 52 more words

Media Studies