The Coen Brothers Hail, Caesar! Character Names and Filmic Tributes

For Atlantic Screen Connection podcast Ep03 about the Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar! I had decided to leave the references to older films out of the show. I felt that enumerating them all would be time consuming and make the show less succinct. As such, to compliment ASC Ep03 Hail, Caesar! I have put together a…

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Do We Really Need to Do This?

A Response to Noah Berlatsky’s Article Entitled “Ghostbusters Reboot: Who You Gonna Call for Slimy Sex with a Spectre??” The Guardian published an article written by Noah Berlatsky on March 5, 2016.  Berlatsky says that “it seems ironic that most discussions around the new all-female Ghostbusters reboot has been so focused on gender” seeing as ghosts don’t have…

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Love the Walking Dead by Carrie Lynn

Kirkman and Erickson’s new series promises to continue to elevate the intellectual and literary appeal of their particular brand of horror. AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead (FWD) premiered on Sunday and I was thrilled to death! I have been a huge fan of the flagship series for the last three years and I have been…

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Fury Road and the Feminist Agenda: Really? by Carrie Lynn

Around the same time that the highly anticipated action/sci-fi/dystopia Mad Max: Fury Road hit theatres, Aaron Clarey posted a blog article that received some attention urging men to “[n]ot only REFUSE to see the movie, but spread the word to as many men as possible” because it is a “Trojan Horse,” designed to trick men…

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A Commentary on the Ultra-Postmodern Age of Excess: Kingsman The Secret Service

Anticipation: 3/5  Matthew Vaughn‘s movies are an acquired taste.  Layer Cake was fun as was Kick-Ass. Stardust is definitely underrated,  but X-Men: First Class … meh.  Kingsman: The Secret Service doesn’t seem to want to take itself too seriously and that may be its appeal. Final Verdict: 5/5  Vaughn’s commentary on the excesses of today’s…

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Stereotypes and Nostalgia in Linklater’s Boyhood

Anticipation:   2.5/5    Boyhood has received critical acclaim from the festival circuit, but are critics interested in the film or the fact that it took 12 years to make? Final Verdict:   1/5    Stereotypes abound! This will be considered Linklater’s masterpiece solely because of the extraordinary production circumstances. The nostalgic charm of the…

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Postmodernist Nostalgia Films: Pastiche in the Works of Quentin Tarantino

What follows was my first attempt at film “criticism.” I wrote this paper at the beginning of university and upon revisiting it, I realize that it’s a little inconsistent and rather naive. I posted it simply for entertainment purposes and also to perhaps provide a platform for further Tarantino discussions. Leave comments and feedback in the…

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Upward Social Mobility: Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather Part II as a Cinematic Re-Imagining of Horatio Alger Jr.’s Ragged Dick

Rags to riches. Rags to riches. Rags to riches. A blockbuster presenting its version of the American Dream hits theatres every week in today’s day and age. It’s importance in maintaining the “free world’s” image of equal opportunity, prosperity through hard work, self-reliance and a hint of good luck is simply the continuous recycling of…

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