“I really loved the Italian movies of the 1960s and 1970s. But what happened? It’s a real tragedy. The Italian films I’ve seen over the past few years all seem the same. All they talk about is boys growing up, girls growing up, couples in crisis and holidays for the mentally disabled.” Quentin Tarantino So… Read More Is the Current State of Italian Film “A Real Tragedy”?
Bear with me… All too often I am noticing a trend that the narrative around female directors is mostly the outcry that there aren’t enough of them and that the vast majority of film directors are male. This is true and I am not arguing that it’s not. In fact there is only 1 female… Read More Hey Hollywood! Hire these Established Female Directors!
I can’t even count how many friends of mine have gone on about their love for Japanese cartoonist and director Hayao Miyazaki. I am always weary of animated films because I don’t like almost any. I especially tend to stay away form the anime genre as a whole, because of the unnecessary violence and the… Read More Hayao Miyazaki: Spirited Away (2001) & My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
I count Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin’s 1936 masterpiece, as one of my favorite movies of all time. I watched it several years ago, while getting my Masters degree and fell in love with it immediately. Chaplin had continued to make silent films well after ‘talkies’ had taken over movie theaters across the nation, and his work still… Read More Charles Chaplin’s Directorial Filmography
Take a look at the ‘girl’ section of any toy store and it is impossible not to notice the myriad of toys, accessories, costumes, and paraphernalia geared towards young girls that carry a princess theme. ‘Princess’ is a term very commonly used as a pet name for girls by their parents and strangers alike. I… Read More Princess Cautionary Tales: Grace of Monaco (2014) & Diana (2013)
I love movies, I think that much is clear from reading this blog. I also love horror films. In recent years it’s been hard to get really exited about the types of horror films that come out, but that does go with the territory. I’ve just seen too many of them, gobbled them up as… Read More In Memoriam: Wes Craven (1939-2015)
Films in the franchise: Mad Max (1979), Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Director of all four films: George Miller (Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome was co-directed by George Ogilvie). Between 1979 and 1985 director George Miller made a series of three films focusing on… Read More Mad Max, Feminism and George Miller’s Redemption