The Warwick Film and TV Studies first year students reflect on some of their favourite films that they studied over the past year.
Issy Smith examines sex on screen and the objectification of women in Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon (1950). Her analysis proves why it is crucial to engage with depictions of sex on screen in films firmly established within the canon from a racialised and feminist lens.
Owais Azam deconstructs thriller genre conventions and shows how Michael Haneke reverses them. By drawing attention to POV and address Azam presents a film that is unsettlingly personal!
Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru (1952) is a minimalistic yet emotionally and philosophically invigorating examination of the human condition; specifically, Ikiru perfectly condenses the lifelong human search for meaning and purpose into its 143-minute runtime.
Owais Azam explores the style and themes of Edward Yang’s A Brighter Summer Day.
The results are in! Find out what the Warwick Film and Television Department’s students and staff voted for in our Alternative Oscars 2020.
More recommendations from the editorial team to help you prepare for the Oscars and Reel Talk’s Alternative Oscars.
The editorial team launch Reel Talk’s Alternative Oscars poll by providing some recommendations from 2020.
Matthew Smolenski introduces Reel Talk’s stylish new logo by exploring the function of film studio logos.
Daniel Robery takes a look at Mommy, specifically considering the interplay between cinematography and script and how they create a ‘spectacular’ experience.