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On Location: Still Shining after 30 years

      Thirty years have passed since Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of the Stephen King novel first hit the box office, to a rather lukewarm reception from both critics and the horror author himself. King made no secret of his displeasure at several aspects of the film, famously stating: “The real problem is that Kubrick […]

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Dearly departed: A theory on queer stereotypes in film

With popular Oscar-nominated films like Milk, Brokeback Mountain and , everything in cinema these days seems to be coming up queer. It was recently reported that even Brad Pitt now wants a gay role to increase his credibility-factor. This heightening of gay/lesbian/queer/transgendered/bisexual representation in dominant culture has been delighting modern, progressive society for some time now, bolstered […]

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If a film wins an Oscar, but nobody saw it, does it make a sound?

When Chris Rock hosted the 77th Annual Academy Awards, a pre-filmed segment flashed across the screen. Edited for giggles, it showed a microphone-equipped Rock smirking mischievously as he wandered around a Los Angeles cinema asking regular Joes which movies they’d paid to see that year. To refresh our collective short-term memories, films like Finding Neverland, Ray, […]