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  • Vertigo

    Vertigo

    ★★★½

    Wrote an essay on Vertigo with regards to Laura Mulvey's concept of "male gaze" for my Media Audiences class. Enjoy.

    Over the years Hollywood has transformed in many ways and bloomed into a diverse industry filled with a variety of themes and discourses. But even today the industry receives criticisms for the way in which it normalises certain ideologies and stereotypes which contribute to modern hegemony. This essay will be using Laura Mulvey’s essay “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” to…

  • Avengers: Infinity War

    Avengers: Infinity War

    ★★★★

    As a die-hard fan of the Marvel comics and an ardent watcher & critic of the Marvel films, I had just two wishes in my mind as I walked into the theater:

    1) Oh God, please o please- don't make Thanos funny.

    2)Oh God, please o please- give me something unpredictable.

    Over the years I'd passed my initial stage of excitement and nerdgasms over the inception of the Marvel Universe and had started to grow tired of the formulaic plotlines and…

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  • The Guest

    The Guest

    ★★★½

    "What the fuck?"

    I think I liked the ending more than I should have. A grieving family is visited by a man who claims to be their son's friend.The Guest stars Dan Stevens as the charismatic and enigmatic David Collins. This movie is fast paced and keeps the viewer hooked from the very beginning. With random events taking place when you least expect it, the film never drags. There's nothing exceptional about this movie, but it's easy on the eyes…

  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow

    ★★★★

    "Battle is the Great Redeemer. It is the fiery crucible in which true heroes are forged."

    Minor spoilers incoming.

    Wow. This movie. Wow.

    I’ve been putting off watching this movie for a long time, despite constant recommendations from many friends, because of how it looked. I’m not a huge fan of the whole alien invasion/robots fighting storyline which almost always just uses the plot as an excuse for explosions and mindless action. And from the posters, that’s just what Edge…