September 28, 2010

In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000)

Wong Kar-Wai is considered influential. In the Mood for Love (2000) was a big commercial success for him. How does it compare to Wong Kar-Wai’s other work?
September 28, 2010

Cronenberg’s discourse through Videodrome and eXistenZ

This essay will explore the duality of Cronenberg’s works, as a statement on man’s curiosity and an open window to the unknown in Videodrome and eXistenZ.
March 22, 2010

Macunaïma (Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, 1969)

One of the most interesting aspects of South-American cinema is its post-colonial perspective. Having lived myself and being raised in a Third-world country, I can identify and relate to the plight of South-American characters, living up to their (displaced) roots while fighting their imposed colonial heritage. I’ve seen firsthand the social stratification that the colonial rule instilled into the indigenous […]
March 3, 2011

Terminator: Salvation (McG, 2009)

In Terminator: Salvation, John Connor is the leader of the resistance against Skynet, an artificial intelligence bent on wiping out humanity from existence.
April 19, 2010

Man On Fire (Tony Scott, 2004)

Man on Fire is part of Scott's flip-out phase, where the director experimented with ultra fast-cutting editing, and video clip-like light transitions.
March 26, 2010

Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle, 2008)

In Slumdog Millionaire, a disenfranchised wants to prove he did not cheat after participating in India’s “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?”