Baby Fingers – Bachelor report

it’s a bit of a shite year to graduate into, isn’t it? Doesn’t matter though since i somehow managed to finish up my year long bachelor film, despite 2020 doing everything in it’s power to prevent me from doing so. And this is the methodical report i wrote for my bachelor describing the why’s of how the short ended up the way it did with some juicy behind the scenes (there are pictures). I am forced to write a bit more academically then i prefer but it might still be of interest to someone.

i don’t know the new layout so press page 2 below to see the report


A complete look at the Tremors movie franchise

So instead of watching some big important classic or experiencing a powerful and emotional piece that cinema has to offer that will shake me to the very core, I instead went with watching the entire Tremors movie franchise and discovered the wonders of the limping Straight to video horror franchises. Here are my quick thoughts on the movies in order of quality

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Starship Troopers is a movie that manages to be both subtle and in-your-face at the same time. It has a satirical core that goes through the entire movie, but even though it gets close sometimes (like the Verhoeven signature cutaways) it never fully winks at the audience. This somewhat to its decrement. If we take a look at the Rotten Tomato[1] (not the most scientific measurement but it helps the point), we can see it got a 63% and several of the critics that gave both a positive and negative rating. Thought the movie to be nothing more than its surface levels and saw it as an overblown and shallow sci-fi gore fest. And even though the movie is those things, it’s done with a purpose, function and self-awareness. Continue reading “STARSHIP TROOPERS AND THE CINEMATIC LANGUAGE OF FAUX PROPAGANDA (1997)”

The unappreciated Brilliance of Speed Racer (2008)

The Wachowskis’ 2008 movie, Speed Racer was not a well-received movie. It still isn’t even though it has gained the rank as cult hit in its later years. It still sports a 40% on rotten tomato and have either completely fallen out of the cultural habitus or are remembered by some as just a dumb and overly flashy kids movie. This movie however still stands as one of my favourites and I will continue to hail it as a masterpiece. And I don’t think this movie gets the credit it deserves. So it’s time for some overdue appreciation and exploration of some interesting and wholesome things that Speed Racer achieved.

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