Foreign Directors Everyone Needs to Watch

Foreign Directors Everyone Needs to Watch

Here’s is an essential list of foreign directors to name-drop at your next group hangout to amaze your friends with your breadth of cinematic knowledge: Yorgos Lanthimos (Greece) One of the most esteemed foreign directors at the moment is the Greek filmmaker, Yorgos Lanthimos. Lanthimos has directed esteemed films, such as The Killing of a […]

The Twilight Generation, and Why Robert Pattinson Will Win an Oscar

The Twilight Generation, and Why Robert Pattinson Will Win an Oscar

After the the blockbuster success of Twilight, you would think that the top three stars (Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, and Taylor Lautner) of the franchise would have ruled Hollywood, but it really is only Pattinson that has made any real impact. Even though Pattinson hasn’t made any mainstream success since his role as the sulky […]

The Transgender Question in Hollywood

The Transgender Question in Hollywood

Scarlett Johansson has made waves with the announcement for her role as a transgender character in an upcoming movie called Rub & Tug as Dante “Tex” Gill. Johansson’s was under public scrutiny for accepting the lead role in Ghost in the Shell— a popular Japanese animated movie and series— which was directed by Rupert Sanders. Unsurprisingly, Johansson will be […]

The Modern Gender Swap

The Modern Gender Swap

Look, who doesn’t like a good gender swap? It breaks down the gender boundary and expands representation, and sometimes it reinvigorates the narrative and creative process. However, there are times where the gender swap just doesn’t work and muddles the once already loved franchise. With Ocean’s 8 release in theaters and its empowering female ensemble, the reception is […]

The Return of Tim Burton

The Return of Tim Burton

The stylistic director and producer Tim Burton will be making his return in 2019 with the live-action adaptation of the beloved animation Dumbo. Burton is most infamously known for his eerie and gothic styles as seen through Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Corpse Bride. It was from early 90s to 2000s that marked probably the […]

Pulling back the curtains: Sex Scandals in Hollywood

Pulling back the curtains: Sex Scandals in Hollywood

When sweeping allegations of rape and sexual harassment were made against big name producer Harvey Weinstein, the unveiling of the sex scandals started to unravel and subsequently the #MeToo movement began. The #MeToo movement has been so powerful in breaking the silence embedded in rape culture, and pushing industry leaders to take action with the […]

The Pixar Short of 2018: ‘Bao’

The Pixar Short of 2018: ‘Bao’

If you went to go see the long-awaited (14 years!) Incredibles 2, then surely you saw the animated short screened just before called Bao that was directed by Chinese female director Domee Shi. Pixar’s shorts are infamous for their storytelling and animation that captivates the audiences in just a span of minutes. The shorts never delude […]

The Evolution of Queer Romance in cinema

The Evolution of Queer Romance in cinema

When it comes to writing on Queer film and studying its history, you have to become an archaeologist— dig through archives of film, and like an excavator— discover a small piece and somehow place it among the rest of the pieces in order to analyze the foundations of it. Film studies of Queer representation is […]

The Golden Era of Independent Films: A24

The Golden Era of Independent Films: A24

In this era of reboots and live-action remakes, originality in films seemed fleeting. However, A24 has continued to produce some of the most original and captivating films since its launch in 2012. The American independent entertainment company has produced and distributed several visually striking and original films that have gained critical acclaim and recognition. Just […]