One of this year’s most buzzed about films, The Revenant may finally earn DiCaprio his much coveted Oscar. But in a crowded Oscar race, what makes it stand out from the pack? Continue reading
Analyzing the symbolism of the “flying warrior” in Hero and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
In his article “Godard and Counter-Cinema”, film theorist Peter Wollen argues that Jean-Luc Godard creates a new spectatorial position and destroys visual pleasure through undermining the conventions of traditional narrative cinema. Continue reading
Mad Max: Fury Road is visually brilliant, action-packed, and thrilling — but has it been a bit too overhyped and overrated?
Some film scholars have divided the history of horror cinema into pre- and post-Psycho periods, suggesting that Hitchcock’s 1960 film represented a thematic shift that had a lasting impact on the genre. Continue reading
In the 1950 film noir, Gun Crazy, Laurie, the femme fatale, represents a dark reflection of the male protagonist, Bart. Continue reading