Tsirk – 1936 USSR Film – Reaction Essay

  The film “Tsirk” was produced in the USSR in 1936. The film contains a large amount of propaganda that is presented in the format of a comedy. The film deals primarily with issues of race and nationalism and how citizenship is defined. The producers were implicitly comparing the way that minorities are treated inContinue reading “Tsirk – 1936 USSR Film – Reaction Essay”

Schindler’s List: Holocaust in Film

(For more on Schindler’s List, also check out this additional post that summarizes common criticism’s of the movie.) Schindler’s List is a movie by Steven Spielberg that was released in 1993. The movie is based loosely on a book written by Thomas Keneally, which is also called Schindler’s List. The book, in turn, is based onContinue reading “Schindler’s List: Holocaust in Film”

The Shop on Main Street: Holocaust in Film

The Shop on Main Street is a 1965 film directed by Ján Kadár. The film was originally presented in Slovak and Yiddish and was originally titled “Obchod na korze.” The film takes place in a small town in Slovakia during World War II and attempts to tackle the question of how the Jewish people wereContinue reading “The Shop on Main Street: Holocaust in Film”

“Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince” Review

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was definitely the worst film out of the series so far.  In fact, it’s the worst movie I’ve seen since that ridiculous thing they called a film and labeled “The X-Files: I Want To Believe”. My first problem with this movie is that it felt entirely disjointed.  ThisContinue reading ““Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince” Review”