I recently wrote an essay regarding political representations of TV news in film by comparing Network (1976) with Christine (2016). The essay focuses on the political ideology of TV news, … Continue reading In Living Colour: American Broadcast News on Film
For art historian and theorist Hans Belting, our understanding of images has, throughout the history of art and media theory, greatly undervalued our perception of images as distinctive from the … Continue reading Two Sides of the Same Coin: Images and Power
Important note: Here is an essay that I wrote for university; within it, I apply some psychoanalytical aspects of Freud’s theory of dreams to the 1947 surrealist film, Dreams That Money Can … Continue reading Surrealism: Dreams and the Unconscious (Freud and Dreams That Money Can Buy)
Has it really been more than twenty years since Quentin Tarantino shocked and thrilled audiences with his audacious, breezily confident debut film, Reservoir Dogs? The Sundance darling – it was … Continue reading Reservoir Dogs (1992) – Quentin Tarantino (Niall McArdle)
Through a fluttering curtained window into the cinematically exquisite trampled fairy tale of a fleeing Nazi family, teenage Lore, the main protagonist in ‘Lore’, 2012.
Incessant wind… a dirge of clawing violins on repeat… ’Doom’ on his hands and knees, crawling ever closer with each sunset, along his impending trail of inevitable cataclysm, until finally he … Continue reading The Turin Horse (2011) – Béla Tarr (Jane McCracken)