Is the Current State of Italian Film “A Real Tragedy”?

“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”?

Hayao Miyazaki: Spirited Away (2001) & My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

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)

Princess Cautionary Tales: Grace of Monaco (2014) & Diana (2013)

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)

Mad Max, Feminism and George Miller’s Redemption

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