The Thin Red Line: The Impact of the Senses on Setting and Landscape

By | Aug 21, 2014 | 16 comments

Terrence Malick's enigmatic film demands all of our sensory attention.

The Rules of Reviving a Genre: ‘Scream’ and Postmodern Cinema

By | Aug 20, 2014 | 16 comments

Wes Craven's 'Scream' survives on the postmodern premise that the past is a recyclable source for the artist.

2014′s Blockbuster Season: Conquerers & Wimps

By | Aug 18, 2014 | 12 comments

This year, superheroes, femme fatales, and monsters ravaged the big screen. So, who are 2014's biggest hitters and sorest losers?

Charlie Chaplin: The Social Commentator

By | Aug 15, 2014 | 15 comments

Beyond The Tramp persona, Charlie Chaplin had keen judgement on issues affecting society.

Better Luck Tomorrow: How the Model Minority Myth Turns Straight A Students Into Criminals

By | Aug 8, 2014 | 10 comments

This essay examines Better Luck Tomorrow and looks at how resistance to model minority demands relates to suburban gang activity.

“Drop Dead Fred” and “Franklyn”: Imaginary Friends in Adulthood

By | Aug 1, 2014 | 13 comments

A look at the presentation of imaginary friends in adulthood in "Drop Dead Fred" and Franklyn".

The Construct of a True Revolutionary in “Fresa y Chocolate”

By | Jul 31, 2014 | 12 comments

Fresa y Chocolate interrogates what it means to be a true revolutionary within the Cuban Revolution by use of dialectics.

Film Marketing: A Lesson in Deception

By | Jul 30, 2014 | 22 comments

A look at Lucy’s marketing and the problem with perception versus reality among moviegoers.