Category Archives: Movies

Race and Gender in the Fast and Furious Franchise

I wrote this after watching Fast & Furious 6. I never posted it. I suppose now is a good time. RIP Paul Walker. Fast and Furious (F&F) is the only film franchise with a majority non-White cast to have an … Continue reading

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My Moviegoing Experience Comes Full Circle: Django Unchained in 35mm

In short, I really enjoyed the movie. I love Quentin Tarantino’s screenwriting, directing, and overall approach to filmmaking. I own Natural Born Killers, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill (I & II), Jackie Brown, and the soundtrack to Four Rooms. I was not concerned with the … Continue reading

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The 48fps 3D Hobbit Experience

DISCLAIMER: The following review does not contain reflections about the narrative, adherence to the original novel, shot composition, directing, or any other proper review content. I was only interested in The Hobbit for its use of 48fps… I was excited … Continue reading

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Coraline in 3D Made Me Scared

Because this is technically an endeavor about the role of media in constructing the psychology of self, I figured I should include my most recent exciting media moment. I posted this movie review of Coraline (in 3D) on Facebook. “Absolutely … Continue reading

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Imitation of Life

Written during the dismal conditions of the Great Depression, Fannie Hurst’s novel, Imitation of Life, was adapted to film in 1934 and 1959. It tells the story of two widowed mothers, one white and one black, raising their daughters amidst … Continue reading

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