Movie critics are important aspect of the film industry. They give us insights into the creative and critical aspects of a film by providing in-depth inspection with each film they review. Most film critics will often refer to past films and how they relate to the current films in the market today. Also, with their expertise in films and the years that they have been watching and reviewing them, they can also predict the evolution film takes over Read the rest of this entry »
Frank Herbert once said that science fiction is the only genre that allows for the true exploration of human nature. Sci-Fi is far removed from the audienceâ€™s perception of reality, numbing them to stories that would make them uncomfortable were they set closer to home. People canâ€™t see themselves on spaceships or alien worlds, and so their ability to empathize is naturally inhibited. As a result, Herbert believed that sci-fi authors are free to critique humanity Read the rest of this entry »
Making a comeback is one of the hardest things for an artist to do. Many directors once considered great have attempted comebacks, but only a few have made it. Here are a few of the directors who managed to make a great movie after everyone assumed they were done.
1. Woody Allen, with Midnight in Paris. Allen has made a movie a year almost every year since 1969. After a string of particularly bad ones in the 1990s and early 2000s, he seemed to be done, when Read the rest of this entry »
The Bechdel test is a test used to examine fiction for gender biases. The idea was initially conceived in a comic strip by Alison Bechdel, in which a character says she will only watch a movie if these requirements are met:
1. The movie has at least 2 women in it.
2. Those women talk to each other.
3. They talk about something other than a man.
Not every movie needs to pass the Bechdel test. Not every movie needs to be centered around female characters. However, the fact is that it is very difficult to think of Read the rest of this entry »
Although Joss Whedon has identified himself as an atheist on several occasions, there is no doubt that his work contains many religious themes, even though it may never mention religion outright. Part of this is due to the fact that he focuses primarily on science fiction and fantasy, two genres that is especially adept at exploring larger themes.
His most overt religious references no doubt come from his two most well-known TV series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the spinoff series Angel. In the world of those shows, the Read the rest of this entry »