Let’s Talk About Disability & Body in X-Men

A brief discussion regarding the appearance of disability in the X-Men franchise

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Film Discussion

Superhero movies do tend to comprise of characters that are afflicted by physical disabilities, heroes take their conditions in their stride and instead incorporate these in their fight against evil.

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Let’s Talk About… Race & Body in Loving (2017)

Loving tells the true story of an interracial couple battling to change the laws of Virginia, the existence of race and the body can be explored.

Film Discussion

Loving is a true life dramatic feature depicting the lives of interracial couple Mildred and Richard Loving who battled against the Virginian law in order to spend their lives together.   Their marriage, taking place in 1958, soon sparked attention from the unrelenting law enforcers of Virginia state and putting them in a difficult position of having to remove themselves from the state entirely for the next 25 years to receive a suspended sentence.

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Let’s Talk About… Body & Gender in The Neon Demon (2016)

A brief exploration into the Avant-Garde world of The Neon Demon, and the representation of gender and body in the feature.

Film Discussion

First uploaded with Creators.co

The Neon Demon (2016) does seem to support a belief that contemporary women and young females identify their role as one to be looked at my males and everyone else around them. Director Nicolas Winding Refn fashioned together a shocking depiction of the modelling industry and even portrays these supposed truths in such a way that almost deems offensive to some viewers.

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Nerve in Reality

The intense game of Truth or Dare is highlighted in the 2016 action feature ‘Nerve’. This discussion revolves around the morals and reality of the concept.

Movie Discussion

Written and published with Creators.co – 11th November 2016

In the age of technology, our society is exposed to many new and radical notions that may have once seemed unthinkable to exist in the real world. 2016 saw the release of teenage action feature Nerve, of which graced our cinema screens to depict an extreme, online game of truth or dare. Situated in a world virtually identical to our own, the film displays similarities, yet still holds an utmost far-fetched notion concerning the world of social media and online way of life. The question lies to whether or not these notions could in fact be plausible in our current society or if it’s just too drastic even for our world.

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Let’s Talk About… Movie Trailers

brief discussion into the affects of movie trailers, focussing on two of the biggest superhero epics from 2016 – ‘Batman v Superman’ and ‘Suicide Squad’

Discussion/Debate

(May contain potential spoilers)

Following the highly anticipated release of DC superhero epic Suicide Squad, a primary bother that effected the overall enjoyment of the epic was the trailers. This, coupled with the previous example of DC’s former, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has stimulated enough issues that require a full discussion into what affect the trailers have on the final film.

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Let’s Talk About… Disney Live-Action Remakes

Discussing Disney’s ventures into live action and the future of their reboots of classic stories.

Article/Discussion

There’s a large amount of interest into the category of remakes surrounding cinema releases, particularly in recent Disney announcements. Within this recent article, written for Film Inquiry, I discuss some of the current establishments of live-action reboots as well as what this could potentially mean for the future releases.

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Benefits of Cinematic Adaptations

Discussing briefly some of the benefits of adapting book narratives into a cinematic format.

Discussion/Debate

Written for and published with FilmDebate – 11th April 2016

When referring to the ideology behind film adaptations, there will always be a constant debate into which is the optimum medium to tell a story. Coupled with this notion is the concept of whether or not we need to first read the book before we can view the film or even vice versa. From a film analysis perspective, some narratives that have originated in literary format do appear to work brilliantly on the big screen. Even when it’s just the adapted film that is viewed, certain methods succeed at existing separately.

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