A Newcomer’s Guide to La Nouvelle Vague: Issue #6

A Newcomer’s Guide to La Nouvelle Vague: Issue #6

Welcome to the sixth and final issue on the French New Wave film movement. We will discuss topics like the Black Panther Party, adultery, political protests, and more during this final issue, finally concluding our journey through one of the most important and iconic film movements of all time.

La Nuit Américaine / Day for Night

La Nuit Américaine / Day for Night

As my last film in the French New Wave series, It is with a heavy heart that I introduce François Truffaut’s 1973 film, La Nuit Américane, or Day for Night in English. Despite my melancholy, the film isn’t actually sad, but rather enjoyable. Day for Night fully shows what It’s like to work on a set and film a full feature-length movie from different perspectives of everybody working on set, such as the actors, the director, the script girl, the props man, and several other employees.

Black Panthers

Black Panthers

Agnes Varda’s 1968 documentary titled Black Panthers openly and honestly captured the group’s members and what they stood for within a brief twenty-eight-minutes. This piece also dives into how this 1968 documentary is incredibly relevant in 2020, including discussion on “Black Lives Matter”, “All Lives Matter”, and more.

Women Horror Directors Podcast Episode 6: XX (2017)

Women Horror Directors Podcast Episode 6: XX (2017)

Film Studies students in the “Women Horror Directors” course developed a podcast show they are calling “Not Another Boys Club: Women Make Horror”. In this episode, students Shelbie and Molly discuss “XX” (2017), an anthology collection of short horror films by several women directors.

Women Horror Directors Podcast Episode 6: XX (2017)

Women Horror Directors Podcast Episode 5: Blood Diner (1987)

Film Studies students in the “Women Horror Directors” course developed a podcast show they are calling “Not Another Boys Club: Women Make Horror”. In this episode, students Anna and Lily discuss Jackie Kong’s “Blood Diner” (1987).

Women Horror Directors Podcast Episode 6: XX (2017)

Women Horror Directors Podcast Episode 2: The Lure (2015)

Film Studies students in the “Women Horror Directors” course developed a podcast show they are calling “Not Another Boys Club: Women Make Horror”. In this episode, students Maddy and Hattie discuss Agnieszka Smoczńska’s “The Lure” (2015).

Women Horror Directors Podcast Episode 6: XX (2017)

Women Horror Directors Podcast Episode 1: Pet Semetary (1989)

Film Studies students in the “Women Horror Directors” course developed a podcast show they are calling “Not Another Boys Club: Women Make Horror”. In this episode, students Kelli, John, and Kamal discuss Mary Lambert’s “Pet Semetary” (1989).

First Frame International Film Festival

First Frame International Film Festival

Interested in getting your film project distributed or your script picked up for production? Here’s your chance: First Frame International Film Festival’s inaugural year is offering a distribution deal or the opportunity to have your script produced for the Top Prize winner!

Little Women (2019): An Adaptation Done Right

Little Women (2019): An Adaptation Done Right

Director Greta Gerwig’s 2019 Little Women film adaptation is an example of reimagined classic stories done justice – plus, a truly rockstar cast, including Timothée Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, and many more familiar faces. Here on POV, we dive into what Gerwig’s Little Women got so right.

Brooklyn (2015): Home is Where Your Heart is

Brooklyn (2015): Home is Where Your Heart is

Brooklyn (2015), based on a novel by Colm Tóibín also titled Brooklyn, is about an Irish girl named Eilis, played by Saoirse Ronan. Ronan’s character travels from Ireland to New York during the 1950s, a time where Irish migration to New York was blooming. Director John Crowley’s take on the film captures the author’s delicate conversations and the actress’ and actors’ performances, creating a rich, romantic period drama that follows not only Eilis’ story, but her heart.

2020: One Week on Campus

Co-Directors Hailey Torborg and Shelbie Carson worked collaboratively with dozens of peers to create 2020: One Week on Campus. With proper social distancing and safety protocols this film captures the life of college students during the pandemic, protests, and politics of fall semester 2020.

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.