Reframing Heathcliff: Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights

Arnold’s 2011 adaptation of the classic novel ” opens up new considerations and perspectives on class, race, slavery, history, and gender, proving that, whatever their souls are made of, Arnold’s film and Brontë’s novel share the same spirit.”

The Art of the Haunted House

From Poltergeist (Tobe Hooper, 1982) to The Haunting of Bly Manor (Mike Flanagan, 2020), haunted houses have always been a classic staple in many horror films. Dubbed somewhat of a cliche, there is no doubt that it is one of the most common tropes in a scary movie. I mean what could be more scary?…

“This isn’t the real Mexico”: Examinations of Border-Crossing in Hollywood Film

The tension between borders– and specifically that of Mexico and America– is not something that Hollywood has ever shied away from. Without it, how else could they churn out the generic cartel/trafficking/illicit affairs white saviour action flick once every year? The border has become an increasingly symbolic space for Hollywood film, where not only can…

Myth, Journey and Triumph in Cinema

“The idea of a challenging journey is seen in both mediums as well. While the length of Odysseus’s journey outweighs Strayed’s ninety-four day hike by a decade, there is still the similarity of it being a seminal event, and that the passage of time causes an upheaval of their lives.” Heather Croghan charts centuries of myth, journey and triumph across film, literature and art.

Irreversible: My Comfort Film

I desperately needed a sign, something to lift me out of this purgatory. I knew that something would be Gaspar Noé’s 2002 revenge thriller Irreversible. And it worked like a charm.

In Defence of: Tenet

“But what sets Tenet apart from Nolan’s previous films is how fun it is. It plays with the form of film and plays with it well, all while knowing that that’s all it is doing– playing.”

Notes from the Front Row: Hello!

In an age where online publications are popping up every other day and film debate and criticism are increasingly moving to public spheres like twitter as opposed to lecture halls or classrooms, setting up The Cinema Graph was not something that I took lightly.

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