In 1995, Tank Girl hit the screens. It was a defiantly odd, comic-book film that looked great, had a unique esthetic, tons of action, a brilliantly over-the-top villain and tons of “grrrrl power” to spare. 590 more words
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Midnight movies are one of the many interesting phenomenons arising in the postmodernist era in the USA. The idea of airing alternative, low budget underground movies during the night originated in the 1950 in the local TV stations and during in 1970s it spread into the cinemas in a few urban centres, particularly New York City, and eventually across the country. 288 more words
“Tötet Helmut Kohl” (“Kill Helmut Kohl”) read the banner that got German artist Christoph Schlingensief arrested. It was 1997, and the sign aimed at the conservative chancellor was part of his project for Documenta, the prestigious quinquennial art festival in Kassel, Germany. 2,586 more words
Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street is a three-hour epic featuring a number of debaucheries committed by the men who rule the country’s financial institutions. 1,498 more words
An excerpt from second year uni, in which I made shit up and made it sound legitimate.
Andrew Ross suggests that queer subcultures view cinema and other media “through imaginary or displaced relations” (157), implying that the straight meanings prevalent in mainstream cinema are appropriated by a queer audience to suit their subculture. 665 more words