Directors, Film, Media

Tarantino vs. Black Culture

Looking back on the controversy in Hollywood over Tarantino's exploitation of blackness in his films, I got to thinking about what gives a director license to represent an ethnic group outside of their own. Tarantino writes his films, which means that all the racially specific dialogue spoken by the black actors therein comes from his… Continue reading Tarantino vs. Black Culture

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Classical Hollywood, Directors, Film, Films, Golden Oldies, Media

Patriarchal Dominance in Film – Then vs. Now

When looking back at the classics there seems to be an overarching theme that defines the average studio film, a trend which is still evident in film today, although less prominently so. This is the dominance of the man and the spectacle of the woman. Besides with exception of a few, especially strong characters played… Continue reading Patriarchal Dominance in Film – Then vs. Now

Film, Films, Media, Reviews

A Non-Conscious Experience (Swiss Army Man)

This brief post focuses on Eric Shouse’s definition of affect and how it differs from feeling and emotion. I’m going to filter his explanation through one of the most weird and wonderful films to come out in 2016, Swiss Army Man. The absurdity of a narrative that follows a suicidal man teaching a dead man… Continue reading A Non-Conscious Experience (Swiss Army Man)

Film, Films, Media, Reviews

Totalitarianism in Film

Since the term Ideology can be very broad, I’m going to narrow my discussion down to the societal aspect of ideology in film. Specifically the portrayal of totalitarianism in some of the most successful film franchises, how they have demonstrated ideology in the form of beliefs that control society. I will discuss the common themes… Continue reading Totalitarianism in Film

Film, Films, Media, Stars

Best (Celebrity) Voice Performances in Animated Films

This is one of my favourite lists of my Top 10 series so far because it is one of my favourite art forms. There are way more performances I love than I could fit into this list but I gave the most credit where I think its due. Sometimes a voice-over is more memorable because… Continue reading Best (Celebrity) Voice Performances in Animated Films