Les Yeux Sans Visage / Eyes Without a face

Les Yeux Sans Visage / Eyes Without a face

A parent’s love knows no boundaries. A father would cross to the ends of the earth if it meant his daughter could be happy, but what if it is not love driving him, but instead guilt? In a 1960 thriller based on the novel, Les Yeux Sans visage, or Eyes Without a Face,...

Hiroshima Mon Amour / Hiroshima My Love

Hiroshima Mon Amour / Hiroshima My Love

In Hiroshima Mon Amour, directed by Alain Resnais in 1959, time is altered within the film to discuss how it can impact love and loss. Resnais beautifully portrays the psychological effects heartbreak can have on a person through a love affair of an unnamed man and woman.

A Bout de Souffle / Breathless

A Bout de Souffle / Breathless

The classic tragedy: The hero wants something more in life, goes to search for it, overcomes the roadblocks, slowly sees the plan start to fail, and finally meets their demise. For a character in Jean-Luc Godard’s 1960’s film, A Bout de Souffle, or in English,...

Le Quatre Cent Coups / The 400 Blows

Le Quatre Cent Coups / The 400 Blows

François Truffaut’s 1959 semi-autobiographical film, Le Quatre Cent Coups – or its English translation, The 400 Blows – is a window into what his adolescence was like, showing the harmful effects of neglectful parents.

Working with the Pros in Film 490

Film Studies majors Joe Eichele and Brynn Artley start off the Fall 2020 semester with a report from their documentary production class where students are working with Ambient House Productions.

The Most Dangerous Game (1932): Ironic Misogyny

The Most Dangerous Game (1932): Ironic Misogyny

Despite its apparent criticism of the objectification of women, Irving Pichel and Ernest B. Schoedsack’s 1932 film “The Most Dangerous Game” falls prey to the misogyny found so often in action and adventure films, reducing its only female character to a damsel-in-distress archetype as well as implicit affirming its antagonist’s ideology.

From the Oscars: The Lion King (2019)

From the Oscars: The Lion King (2019)

Being nominated at the 92nd Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects, The Lion King (2019) directed by Jon Favreau sought to bring new life to an old Disney classic. And it is a stunningly beautiful movie – too bad the rest of the movie falls short.

From the Oscars: Joker (2019)

From the Oscars: Joker (2019)

Joker is highlighted by a gob-smacking performance from Joaquin Phoenix, thematic and stunning cinematography, and social commentary on mental health on a societal level.

Preview: The Blair Witch Project (1999, Dir. Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez)

Preview: The Blair Witch Project (1999, Dir. Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez)

Winona State will be showing The Blair Witch Project on October 31st at 7pm in SLC 120. This will be our Halloween addition to the Careers, Callings, and Readiness film series. Directed by Eduardo Sánchez and Daniel Myrick, this 1999 mystery/horror film takes you through the lost documentary footage of three aspiring filmmakers and their journey on finding out more about the Blair Witch.

Mulan (2020): A Reimagined Legend

Mulan (2020): A Reimagined Legend

The premiere of the highly anticipated Disney live-action, Mulan (2020), is now in the midst of major controversy after falling flat on several different aspects in the eyes of both the public and critics.

Review: Hustlers (Lorene Scafaria, 2019)

Review: Hustlers (Lorene Scafaria, 2019)

Lorene Scafaria’s Hustlers (2019) brings together a great team of A-List talents, but ultimately, leaves a lot to be desired both its ideological message and its cinematography. In the end, the only thing Hustlers will be hustling is your time and money.

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