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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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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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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The Celluloid Threat of Atomic Annihilation – The Cinema of Nuclear War.

The Celluloid Threat of Atomic Annihilation – The Cinema of Nuclear War.

Take a special look back at the history of cinema’s relationship with the bomb in this special guest publication from Closer To Midnight’s Ben Taylorson.

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