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ASC Podcast Episode 15: Paul Thomas Anderson Retrospective Pt. 3 - There Will Be Blood

Episode 15 of #AtlanticSC finds Jason and Lee at their most pretentious, as they continue their Paul Thomas Anderson retrospective with 2007’s There Will Be Blood… 126 more words

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Exploring Film Criticism with a New Perspective

Throughout the semester, I think that my technique of viewing films has changed greatly. I have noticed myself paying more attention to the details of the movies that I watch. 486 more words

Arrival (Villeneuve, 2016)

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Communication is at once one of the great themes of fiction, and the very stuff of most fiction most of the time.  1,837 more words


Bertolucci's Insensitive Sensationalism

I’ve never been a fan of Bernardo Bertolucci’s films, although I’ve seen only two — Last Tango In Paris, and the abridged version of 1900. 612 more words

Film Review: Extraordinary Tales

I really like anthology films – particularly when it comes to horror. Anthology films let you take a brief period of time to tell an exciting, concise story that can scare you, excite you, or creep you out. 543 more words


The Brilliance of Ms.45

Abel Ferrara’s 1981 film Ms.45 (sometimes titled The Angel of Vengeance) has a reputation as being the Citizen Kane of rape revenge films (2013). I find this title is deserving, as the film not only displays the horror of rape and the catharsis of revenge, but also the consequences of hate and violence. 842 more words


Selma: An Emotional Concerto

When I was a child, my father liked for my family to study about the Civil Rights Movement on MLK day. We read books, watched documentaries, and had family discussions about what this meant to us. 1,042 more words

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