September 6, 2016

De Sica’s ‘The Bicycle Thieves’ is a poetic story of personal struggle and tragedy that follows the journey of Antonio and his son Bruno, as they try to remedy their misfortune. The story begins with Antonio obtaining a great job after being unemployed for an extended...

September 6, 2016

Fellini’s ‘La Strada’ could be seen, as the title suggests, as the original road movie, or at least as an Italian neorealist version of one. The film tells the story of Zampano, a somewhat successful street performer and Gelsomina, his quirky, naive assistant. The jour...

June 6, 2016

“Presenting Reds as ants or aliens served to establish their Otherness…Possession by pods – mind stealing, brain eating, and body snatching – had the added advantage of being an overt metaphor for Communist brainwashing” (Johnston, 2001, pg 73).

In this essay I will be...

June 6, 2016

The Australian Gothic has sparsely been described as a recognised genre of Australian film, most likely because it is not one that is easily defined or classified due to its hybridisation. It is often compared to the American Horror genre due to the adaptation of its c...

May 8, 2016

An exploration of cold war America in Hollywood's Science Fiction film.

April 21, 2016

An exploration of 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' as a Renaissance and Australian National Cinema film.

June 27, 2014

"The arrogance of men is thinking nature is in their control and not the other way around" - Dr. Ichiro Serizawa

Disguised as a creature feature, the epic journey that is Godzilla is a surprising homage of 20th and 21st Century events. Although there is nothing that sta...

May 23, 2014

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? tells the story of two ageing sisters; Jane, a washed up Vaudeville child star and Blanche, a former movie actress, who share an intense hatred of one another. Blanche becomes a paraplegic after a mysterious car accident, leaving Jane t...

April 25, 2014

Dr. Miles Bennell returns home to a full schedule and a paranoia epidemic; average people are unwavering in their belief that family members are not themselves, that that have somehow been taken over by something. Miles and his old flame Becky begin to investigate the...

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