Category Archives: Lists

Trump Media: A Film Studies Syllabus (V)

Over the past week, I’ve assembled a long list of films that I thought might be appropriate choices for reflecting on Trump’s presidential campaign, and what I still can’t see as anything but the dystopian nightmare of an actual Trump administration. The themes … Continue reading

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Trump Media: A Film Studies Syllabus (IV)

Throughout the Trump campaign, I’ve had endless arguments with other white people over the degree of racism in Trump’s campaign. It seemed completely obvious to me that the phrase “Make America Great Again!” was primarily a direct appeal to white supremacy. But I have encountered responses … Continue reading

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Trump Media: A Film Studies Syllabus (III)

In the previous two sections of this provisional Trump-era film studies syllabus, I have grouped together films that examine two key thematic aspects of Donald Trump as a political phenomenon: first, how populism has been expressed and critiqued through Hollywood film; and … Continue reading

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Trump Media: A Film Studies Syllabus (I)

Struggling as I’ve been in these first few days after Trump’s election to do something –anything!– constructive, I started seeking out films that I felt might offer some insight, inspiration, or critical reflection of a world that has suddenly gone from … Continue reading

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2011: the year in surprises

It’s the time of year when critics, bloggers, and pretty much everyone else with a computing device and an opinion feels obliged to put together a list of the top films/albums/TV shows of the year, alongside Oscar predictions and other … Continue reading

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Stop! Banner Time…

If I spent as much time writing new articles for this blog as I do picking out, cropping, and uploading new images for its banner heading, there would probably be at least three times as much material up here by … Continue reading

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Best of the 1990s

The only remaining film decade from recent memory is a tricky one, because it’s the ten-year period in which I ‘came of age’ as a film student, and where my film-watching habit seriously got out of hand. My relationship with … Continue reading

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