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The Good, The Bad & The Spike Lee

By Dan Norman

One of the overlooked consequences of Hollywood’s addiction to making big-budget franchise films is that it seemed to have made villains compulsory. Even when the duelling behemoths of Marvel and DC made a big deal out of pitting their A-list superheroes against each other earlier this year, both films made sure to include an unambiguous villain behind the scenes, pulling the strings. 1,510 more words


Sergei Eisenstein: October

To learn more about the film theory of the Russian director Sergei Eisenstein, I had the great opportunity to see his third movie made in 1928, from the silent period in film history. 342 more words


Identifying and Exploring Whiteness in Film

How is whiteness represented in film? Why are whites left out when it comes to racial discussions? Why this is problematic? When reading through the film synopsises in the tv guide, you will notice, for example, ‘a man and his black friend…’. 634 more words

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The Dark Side Awakens: The Eternal Recurrence of Reactionary Societies in Star Wars

As a moviegoer last year I was equal parts dismayed and underwhelmed by Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  The uber-hype-fest that led the culture to the theaters in frenzy revitalized the childhood fantasies of kids and old kids in, well, most of the world.  868 more words

Memento (2000, Christopher Nolan) review from a narrative structure & editing perspective

Spoiler Alert! (This review contains crucial plot details so if you haven’t seen the movie, you might not want to read it)


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Art & Inspiration

'Pain and Gain' - Accessible Social Commentary

(WARNING: Spoilers for Pain and Gain below, you’ve been warned.)

Michael Bay gets a lot of criticism for his, well lets just say… unique brand of film-making. 1,527 more words


Exploratory Research Lecture

Useful tips to overcome creative block when researching:

Free writing – a style of writing used by surrealists where you keep writing without pause/thinking even if it means writing the same word over and over again until you carry on. 94 more words