Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – REVIEW

If I were to describe Martin McDonagh's latest offering in one word, it would be UNCOMPROMISING. Violent, gritty, comedic, and almost entirely politically incorrect – 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is definitely not a film for those who want an easy ride. The film tells the story of mother Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) as she … Continue reading Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – REVIEW

Under The Skin (2013) and Post-Gender, Technologised Representations.

By mainly taking into account the film Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013), how has the representation of women changed in the post-gender and highly-technological society of the 21st century? From the early days of film where females were presented as either a damsel in distress or an illusive femme fatale, to the 21st century, … Continue reading Under The Skin (2013) and Post-Gender, Technologised Representations.

A Thematic Exploration of Francois Truffaut’s Jules Et Jim (1962)

Given the fairly conservative and moralistic attitude of the France of 1961, “Truffaut was understandably concerned about the reaction of the general public to his bohemian threesome” (Stam 2006: 91). Critically explore the themes raised in the film and how they are expressed through plot, camera work and montage. Often described as one of the … Continue reading A Thematic Exploration of Francois Truffaut’s Jules Et Jim (1962)

American Mary – Just Another Rape Revenge Film?

Trigger Warning – Rape, Body Modifications, Genital Mutilation From the outset, American Mary, the second feature from Canadian twins Jen and Sylvia Soska, appears to just be a copycat “I Spit On Your Grave” style revenge thriller where a woman manages to inflict some kind of pain onto men who have previously done her wrong. … Continue reading American Mary – Just Another Rape Revenge Film?