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What Award Winning Filmmaking Means to Me

My name is Chelsea Sydnor, and I am a senior majoring in journalism and public relations. I’m originally from Cary, N.C. Some of my greatest interests include photography and reading. 461 more words

Selma: A Film About Politics or a Political Film?

Something a little different today: this is an essay I wrote last year for a university module about political cinema. It discusses how a film, in this case  1,627 more words


Period film: The Silenced (2015)

Ju-ran (Bo-young Park) is being sent away. Suffering from some sort of chronic illness, her parents know nothing else to do but to ship her off to a sanatorium/boarding school, where her health will hopefully improve. 377 more words


The Greatest Showman (2017)

It’s rare to see an original musical given this sort of stage and attention. We usually reserve this space for tried-and-tested properties from Broadway or whatever animated film Disney has deigned to remake for an extra billion dollars in goodies. 1,875 more words


All the Money in the World (2017)

All the Money is the World used to star Kevin Spacey as the prolific oil billionaire John Paul Getty, that is until director Ridley Scott elected to reshoot the part, replacing Spacey with Christopher Plummer after Spacey’s unsavory history of sexual assault came to light. 316 more words


Wonder Wheel (2017)

It feels like Woody Allen is trying to recapture his magic from 2013’s Blue Jasmine, a character study of a tragic modern Blanche DuBois coming undone by her bad decisions. 353 more words


The Beguiled: A Pastel Remake

A wounded Union soldier is sheltered at a girls’ boarding school in rural Virginia during the American Civil War, igniting pent-up passions and jealousy in this pale imitation of the 1971 Clint Eastwood… 618 more words