How Do the Right Thing Teaches us to do Themes

How Do the Right Thing Teaches us to do Themes

Do the Right Thing by Spike Lee has gone down in history as one of the best films of all time. And this not mainly thanks to the filmmaking techniques or incredible performances which are undoubtedly stellar and genius; But its brilliant portrayal and exploration of...
Midsommar: A Special Kind Of Horror

Midsommar: A Special Kind Of Horror

Terror is the feeling of dread and apprehension at the possibility of something frightening, while horror is the shock and repulsion of seeing the frightening thing. – Lincoln Michel   Ari Aster’s film Midsommar was a polarising film, much like its...
Tsotsi: Exploring Story Themes Using Visual Elements

Tsotsi: Exploring Story Themes Using Visual Elements

The purpose of this essay is to assess and discuss the ways in which the visual elements used in the film Tsotsi amplified the difference between the wealthy and the poor in South Africa.   The film follows the life of a young South African gangster named Tsotsi...
Film Essay: Valhalla Rising by Nicolas Winding Refn

Film Essay: Valhalla Rising by Nicolas Winding Refn

I’m a huge fan of visual storytelling, that is, the use of action and story elements to tell the story rather than so much dialogue. So, the fact that the first ten to twenty minutes of Valhalla Rising has zero dialogue got me incredibly excited. I was immediately...