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Fear of Wasp

A guest post from film buff Dan Norman

The international success of last year’s American Honey, with big wins at the British Independent Film Awards and Cannes Film Festival, restored writer-director Andrea Arnold to the limelight that she first stepped into with 2003’s… 1,370 more words


The Intersection of Film and Politics in Wonder Woman

I’ve never taken a strict side in the whole Marvel vs. DC fight, especially when it comes to the movies that both produce. This is mainly because I enjoy superhero movies regardless of the studio they’re from (even though I’ve started to get a bit sick of them) There’s no question that Marvel has produced some fantastic movies, even though most critics seem to be soft on their weak points. 1,593 more words


How Should We Critique Film?

You, like most moviegoers, probably go to the theater a handful of times per year. This experience probably consists of some popcorn being consumed, along with the film that you’ve chosen that particular day. 1,026 more words


First feminist movie-related rant

I have recently decided I will not engage in politics or general conversations about beliefs at work after a grown up colleague confessed to having a Justin Bieber poster on her wall. 1,241 more words

Beatrix Potter

The Hawksian Woman Archetype

In film theory, the Hawksian woman archetype describes the female lead characters in movies directed by Howard Hawks. An archetype is a character model, or pattern, that is common in storytelling. 862 more words

Women In Hollywood

Image Systems (ပုံရိပ္စနစ္မ်ား)


‘ဇာတ္ညႊန္းေရးဆရာဟာ ကဗ်ာဆရာတစ္ေယာက္လို ဖြဲ႕ႏြဲ႕ေနလို႔မရလို႔ သနားစရာေကာင္းတယ္” ဆိုတာ တကယ္ေတာ့မမွန္ပါဘူး။ ဇာတ္ညႊန္းေရးဆရာဟာ ဇာတ္လမ္းရဲ့ကဗ်ာဆန္မွုသဘာဝတရားနဲ႔ ႐ုပ္ရွင္တစ္ခုထဲမွာ အလုပ္လုပ္ပုံေတြကို နားလည္တာနဲ႔တၿပိဳင္နက္ ႐ုပ္ရွင္ဟာလည္း ကဗ်ာဓာတ္အတြက္ ၾကားခံနယ္ေကာင္းတစ္ခုျဖစ္တာ နားလည္လာမွာပါ။

ကဗ်ာဆန္တယ္ဆိုတာဟာ လွပတာကို ဆိုလိုတာမဟုတ္ပါဘူး။ လွပ႐ုံသက္သက္သာ ရိုက္ကူးထားတဲ့ ႐ုပ္ရွင္ေတြကို ကဗ်ာဆန္တယ္လို႔ ေျပာလို႔မရပါဘူး။ ခံစားခ်က္ကို ပိုမိုေဖာ္ျပနိုင္စြမ္းရွိမွုကိုသာ ကဗ်ာဆန္တယ္လို႔ဆိုနိုင္တာပါ။ ဇာတ္လမ္းတစ္ပုဒ္ရဲ့ အေၾကာင္းအရာဟာ လွပသည္ျဖစ္ေစ၊ အက်ည္းတန္သည္ျဖစ္ေစ၊ ဘာသာတရားကိုင္းရွိုင္းေစသည္ျဖစ္ေစ၊ ဘာသာတရားနဲ႔ ဆန႔္က်င္သည္ျဖစ္ေစ၊ ၿငိမ္သက္သိမ္ေမြ႕သည္ျဖစ္ေစ၊ ၾကမ္းတမ္းရက္စက္သည္ျဖစ္ေစ၊ ေက်းလက္ေဒသအေၾကာင္းျဖစ္ေစ၊ ၿမိဳ႕ျပအေၾကာင္းျဖစ္ေစ၊ ႀကီးက်ယ္ခမ္းနားသည္ျဖစ္ေစ၊ ရင္းႏွီးကၽြမ္းဝင္ေသာ အေၾကာင္းအရာျဖစ္ေစ၊ ခံစားခ်က္ကို အျပည့္အဝေဖာ္ျပနိုင္မွုလိုအပ္ပါတယ္။ ေကာင္းမြန္စြာ ေရးသားရိုက္ကူးသ႐ုပ္ေဆာင္ထားတဲ့ ဇာတ္လမ္းတစ္ပုဒ္ဟာ ႐ုပ္ရွင္ေကာင္းတစ္ခုသာ ျဖစ္ေကာင္းျဖစ္နိုင္ၿပီး ေကာင္းမြန္စြာ ေရးသားရိုက္ကူးသ႐ုပ္ေဆာင္မွုအျပင္ ကဗ်ာဆန္မွုမွတဆင့္ အဲဒီ႐ုပ္ရွင္ရဲ့ ခံစားမွုေဖာ္ျပနိုင္စြမ္းကို ပိုမိုေလးနက္ႂကြယ္ဝေစမွသာလၽွင္ ႀကီးက်ယ္တဲ့ ႐ုပ္ရွင္ေကာင္းတစ္ခုျဖစ္နိုင္မွာပါ။

Film Theory

A Guide for Latinas on How to Love James Bond

For my Film Theory final, I decided to write about how James Bond being a white, British man is an intrinsic quality to the character and my own spectatorship as a Latina who loves waching these films. 3,686 more words