Shot For Shot: Safe-Theft Scene in Hitchcock’s ‘Marnie’ (1964)

Shot For Shot: Safe-Theft Scene in Hitchcock’s ‘Marnie’ (1964)

Over half a century later, Hitchcock’s movies still have us on the edge of our seats. But why? Kieran Judge breaks down how he masterfully manipulates his audience in a shot-by-shot analysis of a scene from ‘Marnie’ (1964).

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Joker: Incels, Violence, the Alt-Right – Tackling the Discourse Around 2019’s Most Controversial Movie

Joker: Incels, Violence, the Alt-Right – Tackling the Discourse Around 2019’s Most Controversial Movie

Jacob Davis tackles the hysteria surrounding Todd Phillips’ ‘Joker’ (2019), breaking down the discourse forged by the opinions of high-ranking journalists in an attempt to get to the bottom of the controversy.

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A Textual Analysis of ‘John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum’

A Textual Analysis of ‘John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum’

An analysis of the use of colour and the narrative progression on offer in ‘John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum’ by Jacob Davis.

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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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A Look Inward: Introspection in A Star Is Born

A Look Inward: Introspection in A Star Is Born

“Seeing someone’s true self is important in ‘A Star Is Born’, but being able to look at one’s self is even more important.” Introspection in ‘A Star Is Born’, by 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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