Category Archives: Films

‘Act of Killing’ Blurs Lines Between Fiction and Reality

By Stephanie Brown Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing opens on a row of dancers in long skirts emerging gracefully from the mouth of a large fish. The next scene shows the dancers and several men in robes standing in front of a … Continue reading

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Discovering Adele in “Blue is The Warmest Color”

By Stephanie Foul Movies that give a blow to the face don’t come that often.   This film delivers punch, excitement, a visceral experience of the human condition and a story that reaches home during its entire running time. You might … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico: Arts, Politics and a Controversial Documentary

by Erica Sanchez-Vazquez All around the world, governments spend huge amounts of money in funding the arts, as a response to market failure in capitalist societies. As David Throsby states in The Economics of Cultural Policy, “the overall output of … Continue reading

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Sensationalism, Cannibalism & Sick Media Appetites

by Echo Xie World news has been pretty scary lately. All of a sudden, “cannibalism,” a word we only previously heard in movies or prehistorical tales, is seemingly topping every newspaper and every website.  

For most of us, the stories … Continue reading

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Film: Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

by Echo Xie When a movie gets a nearly perfect critics score and an only so-so audience rating, you know what you’re about to walk into. Most possibly, it will either bore you, or confuse you. In this case, it … Continue reading

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