The Terminator (1984) “Why It Still Works”

RATING: 4/5 DIRECTOR: James Cameron A robotic organism cyborg called a Terminator (Schwarzenegger) sent back in time to 1984 to terminate Sarah Connor (Hamilton) because what her future son means to the future world. A soldier named Reese (Biehn) sent back from the same world to protect Connor  from the Terminator while local Police try … Continue reading The Terminator (1984) “Why It Still Works”

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The Two Minute Bio: Taika Waititi

Taika Waititi is a New Zealand film director, writer, comedian, actor, and painter. Taika Waititi was born in Wellington, New Zealand in August 1975. He was a member of the ensemble So You're a Man in college and was one half of the comedy duo The Humourbeasts. As an actor Waititi starred as Mostin in … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Taika Waititi

The Psychological Thriller Genre

The Silence of the Lambs, Rear Window, The Sixth Sense, Gone Girl, Misery, Se7en, Vertigo, and Jacob's Ladder can all sit with a Psychological Thriller tag on them. What makes them included in this genre? THEMES: Reality-  Characters are always trying to determine what is real from unreal. What is true? What is the lie? It … Continue reading The Psychological Thriller Genre

What Are Codes & Conventions In Film Media Theory?

In order to understand film genre and how to read film, the following language needs to be learnt regarding codes and conventions. So what is it? Codes and conventions.  What are codes and conventions in media and film? Codes are systems of signs, which create meaning. Codes can be divided into two categories – technical … Continue reading What Are Codes & Conventions In Film Media Theory?