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Review: The Last Duel Fails to Vanquish #MeToo Controversy

Ridley Scott’s 2021 film The Last Duel really tries to convince its audience that it is a feminist film. The story is centered around the rape of Marguerite de Carrouges (Jodie Comer), and it recounts this event  from three perspectives.  First, the husband Jean de Carrouges (Matt Damon), then the …

Promising Young Woman: The Myth of Empowering Trauma

Emerald Fennell’s 2020 film, Promising Young Woman, was marketed as “a #MeToo rape revenge thriller with bite”. However, if you’re expecting a cathartic rape revenge thriller with violent vigilante justice, Promising Young Woman will “bite” you. This film both subverts the conventional representation of trauma, causing a phoenix-like moment in …

The Fragility of Film

Streaming services give cinephiles and casual viewers access to thousands of films across every genre. If you’re willing to subscribe to several, you can see a wide cross-section of titles. Browsing the endless selection can take as long as actually watching a film for some. But it’s those times when …

Psychological Perspectives on Film

One of the most influential yet most overlooked aspects of film ideology is the psychological perspective. Several people that I briefly interviewed described a common experience of having a highly unpredictable emotional state. They tend to show empathy and identify themselves as the character within a particular film. More importantly, …

Review: Josep (2020)

Aurel’s Josep (2020) biographically maps the life of Josep Bartolí, Catalan political cartoonist and unionist, through the memories of Serge: an ex-Gendarne camp guard, who interacted with Bartolí during his time as a refugee in a French concentration camp. Serge’s voiced memories are interpreted by his grandson’s attentive imagination so …


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