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Jedi Fighting Styles, Prequels to Sequels

I’ve heard  a lot of complaining about the fact that Rey suddenly had the ability to go toe to toe with Kylo Ren is The Force Awakens. 660 more words

Film Theory

Inglourious Basterds (2009)


Quentin Tarantino has said that half a century from now, Inglourious Basterds is the film he will be remembered for. While Tarantino often speaks in gross hyperbole, here he might be correct. 1,227 more words

An Accented Cinema

In An Accented Cinema: Exilic and Diasporic Filmmaking (Naficy, 2001) Hamid Naficy explains the background against which modern Palestine cinema is set:

Contemporary historical and political factors other than exile have made the issues of land and territory important. 1,479 more words

Film Reviews

Slow Century (2002)


Lance Bangs’ Slow Century is an incredibly indie documentary about the ubiquitous indie rock band. The film charts the life of Pavement, begun as a recording project between friends Stephen Malkmus and Scott Kannberg, which grew to become one of the most influential bands of the 1990s, all while staying on independent labels and off the radio. 631 more words

The truly horrific subplot hiding in Beauty and the Beast

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, it’s time to admit it; Disney is for kids.

Don’t get me wrong, I love Disney. The films are fun, colourful and slip just enough Blue humour under the radar to keep even the most joyless adults happy, but morality tales and talking fish just aren’t for us anymore. 639 more words


Why Hollywood gets it wrong, part 2

By Gordon Rugg

The first article in this short series looked at one reason for movies presenting a distorted version of reality, namely conflict between conventions… 1,776 more words

Research Methods

Coming Soon: The Catholic Film Reader

With sincere thanks to the Catholic Curriculum Corporation for their forward vision to fund a project that speaks to critical literacy through the mediated lens, … 564 more words

Media Literacy And Pop Culture