Choreographing Feeling: “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Film / Oscar Winners / Reviews

Choreographing Feeling: “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

I finally got a chance to see Wes Anderson’s latest, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”. I must say that it made me feel like filmmaking was all arts captured and choreographed into colors and shapes before me. The perfection of the character’s movements is ironic, the look and feel of their fortunes and misfortunes is mechanical, … Continue reading

You know what? 5 Reasons Why “Dear White People” is a Must-See Dramedy
Reviews / Society

You know what? 5 Reasons Why “Dear White People” is a Must-See Dramedy

1. Woman with a Camera: In a film which seeks to expose a great number of social issues, giving multiple characters ways of telling and managing their own stories allowed the story to keep moving and these storytellers to keep developing without pausing too much for explanatory notes. When Sam White (Tessa Thompson) holds up … Continue reading

The World of “Outlander” vs. the Spectacle of “Reign”
Feminism / Reviews / Society

The World of “Outlander” vs. the Spectacle of “Reign”

I love history and I truly appreciate that people who run television networks think historical characters are worth putting on T.V., but why must it all be inaccurate? Can it not be spectacular and real and massively viewed, all at once? Why did a show like “Reign” make it past the first season? Sensationalism. Targeting … Continue reading

Private Worlds: Hitchcock’s Penchant for Rule-Breakers (“Rear Window”, 1954)
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Private Worlds: Hitchcock’s Penchant for Rule-Breakers (“Rear Window”, 1954)

“Rear Window” is a frustrating story to follow. With unbelievable characters and a seriously Mr. Magoo protagonist, I found it tough to watch. Of course that’s naive, because it isn’t about the character’s development- not how cunning they are or how quick their reflexes…there’s so little traditional ego present in the dialogue. This isn’t a … Continue reading