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Dynamic Characters vs. Static Characters and The Star Wars Conundrum

I’m a character guy. Always  will be. I don’t care how brilliant your storyline, plot twists or special effects are. I don’t care much for your lens flare, or your beautiful sweeping camera shots. 1,079 more words

Pop Culture

Zine Review: BDSM FAQ: Your Anitidote to Fifty Shades of Grey

BDSM FAQ: Your Anitidote to Fifty Shades of Grey
Faith G Harper, PhD, LPC-S

There are so many things this zine represents for the zine community. 430 more words


Presence and Absence

Whilst researching Chronicle of a Disappearance (Suleiman, 1996) I came across and article titled Palestinian anti-narratives in the films of Elia Suleiman (Abu-Remaileh, 2008). In it, Refqa Abu-Remaileh discusses how Suleiman focuses on cinematic negative space to represent the situation that Palestine has found itself in since the creation of Israel in 1948. 2,107 more words

World Cinema

Guess who's back... back again.

Welcome back, my fellow Cinephiles!

It has indeed been a long time since I last posted. For that, I can only apologise. I have been dealing with some personal things, like graduating from University in BA (Hons) Film…  183 more words


32. Sarah Falkner, Animal Sanctuary

I bought this book off the Starcherone table at my very first AWP, three years ago, on the recommendation of the publisher, and it has been sitting on the to-read shelf ever since. 852 more words

Dispatches Review - Found Footage Series - Hardcore Henry (2015)

Illya Naishuller’s Hardcore Henry (2015) opened to praise at a few festivals, but hasn’t yet seen similar success in wide release.  Such difficulty in finding an audience could be telling of the sort of work it tries to be–the way it tells its story–versus what is desired and accepted within the current cinematic market.   2,832 more words

Sorta Academic Stuff

Every image is a movement-image, and there’s nothing but movement around, within and, essentially, anywhere else. Perspective comes in view inasmuch as one’s individual perception of movement is involved: the chunking of time into single and often intertwined movements is necessarily subjective; one’s perception of movement may or may not correlate with that of someone else, notwistanding a degree of their close-ness, which the shared culture makes perceptible. 439 more words

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