The Darjeeling Limited and Orientalism
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The Darjeeling Limited and Orientalism

Edward Said coined the term ‘Orientalism’ as an dogma which seeks to secure a persistent understanding of the East as Other[1]. Said describes a repertoire of images which generate this impression[2]: backwardness, timelessness and exotic sensuality. All of Said’s theoretical tropes are played out in The Darjeeling Limited (Anderson: 2007); a film that follows three … Continue reading

How Andrea Arnold tackles poverty in ‘American Honey’
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How Andrea Arnold tackles poverty in ‘American Honey’

Poverty in America is a polarising subject. It is open to much debate, it plays a key role in U.S politics, and it is rarely portrayed effectively in cinema. There are films that focus on the lives of blue-collar workers in the United States, I, personally, would cite ‘The Deer Hunter’ as the finest example … Continue reading

Targets: When meta-horror meets reality
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Targets: When meta-horror meets reality

Peter Bogdonavich’s Targets (1968) draws the binaries between the constructivism of classic horror cinema and the verisimilitude of late 1960s America through Boris Karloff’s meta-performance and the use of a film-within-a-film. Boris Karloff plays a version of himself named Byron Orlok, a former horror icon whose star is waning. Meanwhile, a Vietnam War veteran Bobby … Continue reading

#DirectedByWomen2017 Netflix UK viewing possibilities
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#DirectedByWomen2017 Netflix UK viewing possibilities

Another year has passed and once again its time to celebrate the work of women filmmakers during Directed by Women which runs throughout September. If your idea of participation involves chilling at home solo or with your mates, we’ve compiled a list of women directed viewing options currently available on Netflix UK. #Horror (2015) dir. … Continue reading