Konstantinos makes a case for dystopian films.
Tag: American cinema
Murder on the Orient Express: A Grand Tribute to the Golden Age of Hollywood
Maneesh Krishnan writes about Sidney Lumet’s classic.
Epic Plot Holes in Iconic Films
Konstantinos has a few questions up his sleeve!
The Qatsi Trilogy
Konstantinos introduces us to a case study of existentialism through the lens, montage, and music.
A Woman’s Work: A Perspective on Work and Exploitation
Amarnath shares his thoughts after watching the documentary about NFL’s cheerleader problem.
Original vs Remake: Hollywood’s Need to Retell the Story (or the Lack Thereof)
How many more remakes do we need? Is it the American audience’s demand to Americanise foreign successes, or Hollywood’s mania to prove they can do it better?
Indie, Low Budget, and Utterly Mind-Bending
Konstantinos writes about some indie films that are… complicated, to put it simply.
Adapting 300: Mise en scène & Visual Effects
Konstantinos discusses the movie and the graphic novel that was a major influence.
Jurassic Park Live in Concert
Sureshkumar revisits a movie from his childhood, under very different circumstances.
Interview with Charles Epting
The founder and editor of The Silent Film Quarterly, the only magazine dedicated to silent cinema, answers our questions with much enthusiasm and patience.
Score to Screen: UP
Sureshkumar listens closely to the “Married Life” montage from Up, to examine how music is married to the moving images.
Why Shadows is still relevant today
Rose Dymock writes about the 1958 movie Shadows, directed by John Cassavetes.
Found Footage: Chronicles of Horror, Realism, and Case Studies
Konstantinos writes about Found Footage and its long-standing popularity in the horror genre.
Minority Report: Visual Effects and Storytelling
Konstantinos makes a case for VFx as an effective storytelling tool.
The Neon Demon
Michael Derrick writes about Hollywood’s tryst with horror, and Nicolas Winding Refn’s polarizing film, The Neon Demon.
Anusha writes about ReelAbilities Pittsburgh, a film festival with a difference.
An introduction to TJ Murphy and Reel Q
Anusha chats with TJ Murphy, Director of Programming at Reel Q, an organization that aims to showcase “media by and about lesbian, trans and gay people and their experiences.”
Sonny’s guide to the movies
Artist and graphic novelist Sonny Liew shares a few of his comic strips with us.
LGBTQ+ stories at City of Asylum
Anusha Srinivasan writes about Sancharram and Trembling Before G-d, films that talk about oft-ignored stories.
The (imaginary) dream girl
Anusha Srinivasan writes about how the movie Ruby Sparks almost subverts the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope.
Five books by Latino writers that would make great films
Yafrainy makes a list for us.
Deepak sketches some memorable characters from Quentin Tarantino’s films.
Jayanthi Sankar shares with us film-inspired art work, and a couple of anecdotes.
Both Sides Now
Ravi Kiran writes a short story that takes off from where Arrival (2016) left us, and explores Louise’s feelings in the aftermath.