An Introduction to the Cinematography in Abel Gance’s ‘Napoleon’ (1927)

An Introduction to the Cinematography in Abel Gance’s ‘Napoleon’ (1927)

An introduction to the cinematography of the hugely influential French filmmaker Abel Gance via his epic genre classic ‘Napoleon’ (1927), by Francesca Militello.

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The Man of Rearden Steel: Objectivism in Contemporary Cinema

The Man of Rearden Steel: Objectivism in Contemporary Cinema

Ayn Rand’s Objectivism isn’t only potent in ‘Batman v Superman’ but an unfortunate philosophy of film in general, according to Jacob Davis.

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Fabric Love: Costume in Gay Cinema

Fabric Love: Costume in Gay Cinema

The role of clothing in male-male romances is very distinct. Annice White takes you through the how and why with comparisons between ‘Call Me By Your Name’, ‘God’s Own Country’ and ‘Brokeback Mountain’.

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The Exceptionals: The Philosophies of The Incredibles

The Exceptionals: The Philosophies of The Incredibles

In this special feature, Luke Whitticase explores the philosophies of ‘The Incredibles’ and its director Brad Bird, drawing particular parallels with exceptionalism and Randian Objectivism.

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An Introduction to Italian Neorealism – Essay

An Introduction to Italian Neorealism – Essay

Francesca Militello outlines the famous film movement of Italian Neorealism in this introductory essay complete with suggestions on what to watch and why.

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The Dark Crystal and Why 80s Nostalgia Can Be Good

The Dark Crystal and Why 80s Nostalgia Can Be Good

Katie Doyle presents why she feels the reemergence of ‘The Dark Crystal’ via Netflix signifies the positive side of this decade’s 80s nostalgia trip.

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Film as a Political Medium: Propaganda and ‘The Triumph of the Will’

Film as a Political Medium: Propaganda and ‘The Triumph of the Will’

Nazi propaganda film ‘The Triumph of the Will’ is analysed for its effectiveness as a documentary and comparisons are drawn to contemporary politics in James Cullen’s informative film essay.

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Bodies of Power: Masculinity and Femininity in ‘Rambo: First Blood Part II’ and ‘Aliens’

Bodies of Power: Masculinity and Femininity in ‘Rambo: First Blood Part II’ and ‘Aliens’

Ripley from ‘Aliens’ and Rambo from ‘Rambo: First Blood Part II’ each represented different ideas of masculinity and femininity in 80s America, according to James Cullen’s film essay.

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