Where to Start with David Lynch

Where to Start with David Lynch

Where to start with David Lynch, the painter turned screen artist who has left an indelible mark on American cinema. Jacob Davis offers a guide on how to introduce yourself to the dream-like state of Lynch’s filmography.

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Blockbuster Filmmaking and Transmedia Storytelling at the Great Pit of Carkoon

Blockbuster Filmmaking and Transmedia Storytelling at the Great Pit of Carkoon

How the Great Pit of Carkoon in ‘Star Wars – Return of the Jedi’ is an example of commodified transmedia storytelling and blockbuster filmmaking. Essay by Jacob Davis.

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Da 5 Bloods (2020) Review

Da 5 Bloods (2020) Review

“It’s hard to imagine a film more relevant to the past and present being released this year”. Spike Lee’s Netflix Original exploration of PTSD, race and neo-imperialism reviewed by Jacob Davis.

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So Bad It’s Good: Romance in the Outfield: Double Play

So Bad It’s Good: Romance in the Outfield: Double Play

“Comparing this movie to Hallmark is offensive to Hallmark – their films are basically ‘Citizen Kane’ compared to this.” Jacob Davis on ‘Romance In the Outfield: Double Play’ and “knowing why a film doesn’t work is key to understanding why others do.”

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So Bad It’s Good: Pitching Love and Catching Faith

So Bad It’s Good: Pitching Love and Catching Faith

“Just forget that was motivation because nothing matters, everything withers and dies, this movie has sapped any meaning from life. Kiss or no kiss, that’s the only question.” Jacob Davis on ‘Pitching Love Catching Faith’ (2015) for the So Bad It’s Good series.

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100 Years of ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ – Is It Still Significant?

100 Years of ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ – Is It Still Significant?

Famed German Expressionism horror-thriller ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ turns 100 years old in 2020, but is it still relevant? Jacob Davis explores Germany’s first massively popular German export here.

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No, You Are: Deconstructing Dinesh D’Souza’s Interview with Richard Spencer

No, You Are: Deconstructing Dinesh D’Souza’s Interview with Richard Spencer

Dinesh D’Souza and Richard Spencer walk into a sit-down interview on right wing American politics. Jacob Davis deconstructs ‘The Death of A Nation’ here.

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The Streaming Romance: Reception and Perception in Modern Moviestaying

The Streaming Romance: Reception and Perception in Modern Moviestaying

Jacob Davis looks at 5 Netflix rom-coms with noticeable disparities between their critic and audience scores to decipher why those disparities exist and hopefully lend a helping hand on which one/s to watch.

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