Should I Stay, or Should I Eggo

I am very aware of how late I am to this party. It started at 10 and I didn’t rock up until 3, and still sober at that. Despite this, I’ve still had a whale of a time! Last week I decided to take the gigantuous step of getting my own Netflix. I know! It…

Thank You Newt Scamander

I am a proud Hufflepuff! Like millions of people, I grew up with a deep love for the wizarding world. The Harry Potter books and movies transported both adults and children alike into a world full of magic and mystery. And now, after the heartbreak of the Harry Potter series ending, we have a new…

I Feel Pretty Review

Yesterday I went to see the new Amy Schumer movie, I Feel Pretty. I have seen the trailer so many times, and loving her first film Trainwreck I couldn’t wait to see what all the fuss was about. The movie is about Renee (Amy Schumer) who is so uncomfortable with her appearance she takes the…

Avengers: Infinity War

SPOILERS AHEAD!! I WAS NOT READY FOR THIS! I think I may never recover! The timeline of me watching this marvel (sorry) of a film, went like this… After I cried for what felt like HOURS I then had to just try to go about my day… like normal (still sobbing that is). I was…

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

I recently went to the cinema to watch The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pell Pie Society, yes it’s a mouthful! Me and my friend were the youngest people in the room, and I think it’s due to the time period the film was set in. The film is set in 1946, a young writer called…

It’s Time Lois Lane Took Centre Stage

(Pictures Sourced from Google) Lois Lane first appeared in the DC Superman comics in the 1930’s. Back then she was the hard-hitting journalist that despite her Pulitzer prize winning status, was still reduced to just ‘Superman’s girlfriend, Lois Lane’. It took years for this vital female character to rise up the ranks to not only…

Recognition, Alignment, Allegiance in Taxi Driver

(Photos sourced from Google) Murray Smith uses recognition, alignment and allegiance to show how we as an audience identify with characters. He split it up into these categories to prove how in each category we take certain aspects of the film and use these to help us jump into the characters world. I am going…

Formalist Film Theory (how we can use this in future filmmaking)

(Photos sourced from google) Formalist film first came about in the 1920s, this is when formalist filmmakers were trying to legitimate themselves as artists. Thomson Jones describes formalist film as an appreciation of aesthetic objects and one that needs structural analysis. In the beginning Russian formalist were trying to convert their theories from literary art…

Psychoanalytic Film Theory

(Photo sourced from google)      Post from my other film blog Psychoanalytic Film theory first came about after filmmakers started to use psychoanalysis in film. It’s based on Sigmund Freud’s theory that things that happen to you when you are a child, will unconsciously affect you as an adult. They took this theory and…

Stereotypical Representation in Film (Gender Roles)

(Photo sourced from google)  I have another blog where I analyse film and film theories, so I thought I would transfer some of them onto here.   Traditionally in society men held the power, so this was represented the same way in film. Masculinity was seen to be superior to female qualities, so these have…