Why are women so often chosen to be at the center of movies about artificial intelligence? Though some directors decide to code their robots as male, it seems as if movies examining the subject lean toward feminizing their theme. Part of this lies in the gendered nature of science fiction; there are certain elements tied … Continue reading Ex Machina and Blade Runner 2049: How the Future of Womanhood is Artificial
Humor is something that is often more enjoyable in a collective way; this is due, in part, to the fact that effective comedy comments on truths that most of us have experienced. Some of the most successful comedians have been people who are good at observing the weirdness of the world we live in. Yet … Continue reading How the Hollow Satire of South Park and SNL Hurts Us
The first time I watched 10 Things I Hate about You (1999) I was a sophomore in high school at a sleepover with some friends. We were scrolling through Netflix and it seemed interesting enough; little did I know that by the end my friends would be content while I sat there angry and perplexed. … Continue reading Problems with 10 Things I Hate about You
Filmmakers have had a fascination with Ancient Egypt since the medium’s infancy and it continues to this day. Just last month the reboot of The Mummy was released, continuing a trend that has persevered for over a hundred years now. Since it’s obvious that these movies aren’t going away and I couldn’t find any articles … Continue reading How Early Hollywood Depicted Ancient Egypt
Hiking has always been something that I really enjoy yet rarely do. I only do it every once in a while because although I like to admire nature, I often feel melancholic once I’m finished. Part of this has to do with the scale and impact of nature versus my own, it’s easy to feel … Continue reading The Beguiled and the Merits of Slower Movies
Last summer the movie industry was not making the money that it estimated it would domestically, this is largely due to the fact that the majority of the movies it released were either sequels or reboots (in other words, bad). Now we’re seeing the same thing happen all over again this summer, along with the … Continue reading Why Aren’t Major Releases Doing Well?
I’ve never taken a strict side in the whole Marvel vs. DC fight, especially when it comes to the movies that both produce. This is mainly because I enjoy superhero movies regardless of the studio they’re from (even though I’ve started to get a bit sick of them) There’s no question that Marvel has produced … Continue reading The Intersection of Film and Politics in Wonder Woman
You, like most moviegoers, probably go to the theater a handful of times per year. This experience probably consists of some popcorn being consumed, along with the film that you’ve chosen that particular day. You leave the theater after being entertained and then only think about that movie again when a friend mentions it or … Continue reading How Should We Critique Film?
Do you want to attempt to give your protagonist depth while avoiding character development? Are you willing to use a trope that countless others have tried? If you've answered yes, then the Christ allegory is the theme for you. The Christ allegory is often made because it's easy, almost everyone in the western world knows … Continue reading The Christ Allegory in Film