SOFIA COPPOLA’S ‘LOST IN TRANSLATION’: On lasting moments and the human experience
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SOFIA COPPOLA’S ‘LOST IN TRANSLATION’: On lasting moments and the human experience

Lost in Translation could be used as the definition of melancholy and longing. It leaves behind a tingling and warm feeling for days after you had the joy of experiencing it. I found myself connecting with this film on a deep level. The picture is about a twenty-something girl named Charlotte, who just graduated from college, … Continue reading

SOFIA COPPOLA’S ‘MARIE ANTOINETTE’:  Humanising the reality of the adolescent leader
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SOFIA COPPOLA’S ‘MARIE ANTOINETTE’: Humanising the reality of the adolescent leader

There’s something about Sofia Coppola’s style that reacts harmoniously with the historical fiction genre (emphasis on the fiction). Many write off her 2006 masterpiece Marie Antoinette as an unrealistic portrayal of history. But I argue it’s the fictitious nature of Coppola’s film that earns it acclaim. Dictionary.com  defines historical fiction as “the genre of literature, … Continue reading

REVIEW- The Love Witch: On witchcraft, technicolor and female sexuality
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REVIEW- The Love Witch: On witchcraft, technicolor and female sexuality

The Love Witch is one of the most beautiful films I have ever watched, mainly due to director Anna Biller’s decision to shoot it on 35mm film. Her dedication to paying homage to 60’s and 70’s Technicolor movies is evident through the gorgeous costumes and sets that Biller made herself. The sumptuous colours of Elaine’s … Continue reading

THROWBACK REVIEW- Just One of The Guys: On 1980s teen sex comedies, girl power, and brilliant disguises
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THROWBACK REVIEW- Just One of The Guys: On 1980s teen sex comedies, girl power, and brilliant disguises

I’m obsessed with 80s movies, especially the cheesy teen comedies. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Teen Witch, License to Drive, Can’t Buy Me Love…I’ve sat through them all. So I was surprised to learn that Just One of the Guys fell under both my and many others’ radar. In my opinion, it does the girl-disguises-herself-as-a-guy … Continue reading

Style and Intimacy in Paris is Burning
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Style and Intimacy in Paris is Burning

Paris is Burning paints an intimate portrait of one of the most historically marginalised groups in society: black queer youth. Released in 1990, the documentary follows the lives of several participants involved in ball culture of New York City.  The term “Ball culture” here refers to a circuit of competitions, similar to beauty pageants,  where … Continue reading