Movie Essays

Critical Movie Review About Yoga

Seldom do we have movies which tackle yoga as plot but it was a welcome window in the 2000 movie The Next Best Thing top billed by pop-icon turned actress Madonna. Director John Schlesinger and Screenwriter Tom Ropelewski and the rest of the cast and crew were able to present that Yoga, being a plot in a movie, does not lack that dramatic necessity of conflict. Just try to figure out and visualize the conflict or struggle between muscles when…

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Pleasantville

In the movie Pleasantville, a brother and sister from modern day became part of a black and white ‘50s television show called Pleasantville. This was done using a special remote given to the main character David, by a TV repairman. In the beginning David believed Pleasantville should remain the same. Pleasantville was his utopia; he thought everything was perfect. His sister Jenn was determined to change Pleasantville. Jenn thought people acted like losers, and wanted them to be “cool”. David…

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300 and America

“Freedom isn’t free at all, that it comes with the highest of costs. The cost of blood. ” These words were spoken by Queen Gorgo, wife of King Leonidas, in the movie 300. She speaks one of the basic philosophies of the Spartan nation, and even though they lived thousands of years ago, their principles still impact America today. Most influential movies are a product of the current events happening at the time, and 300 is not an exception. There…

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Thy Womb

A charming and majestic chain of islands straddling peacefully between Sulu Sea and Celebes Sea in the southwestern Philippines is the exotic Tawi-Tawi province. It is one of the southernmost parts of Philippines, which have become infamous for being the site of warring government and the Muslims terrorists. The people are peace-loving and they live there harmoniously. Their houses are built on silts near the seashore. The place is surrounding with families who are lack of needs, and they are…

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Movie Review of Paradise Now

Paradise Now has received much attention and recognition, and the reasons for this run long. First, it deals with a very timely and sensitive topic – suicide bombing. Without a doubt, it cannot be denied that the 9/11 bombings have harbored an intense interest regarding terrorism among people not just in the United States, but around the globe as well. This interest must have fueled the rise to popularity of Paradise Now. Apart from the well-timed topic, the film also…

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Psycho Shower Scene Symbolic Analysis

Psycho has many memorable scenes and objects, from the skeleton in the basement, the dark and creepy house to the first horrific murder in fictional movie history which takes place in the infamous shower scene. The shower scene of Psycho was one of the most controversial scenes in the movie, the era and possibly of all time. The point of the scene begins as the protagonist, Marion Crane, decides to return the money the has stolen and mulling the thoughts…

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Ram Shankar Nikumbh

As I was watching the movie, I feel more inspired to finish the field I have chosen. This movie is really great. It inspires every teacher to do his/her best for the sake of his/her pupils. Being a teacher is not an easy task. You will do everything just for your pupils to learn. Challenging tasks and sacrifice are part of the mission of the teacher. Teaching is not just a job, it is a mission. It’s not about the…

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Movie Review_ the Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises lets us have so many expectations. In 2005, when Christopher Nolan reinvents the Batman, the cloak knight has been in pitiful situation in the cinema’s reputation. Now, just 7 years later, Nolan finished his three Batman grand suites with a stunning work. Nolan set the Batman Series so high, that no one can break this standard. Whether you think this movie is better or not than The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises is absolutely a…

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A Huey P Newton Story

‘A Huey P Newton Story’, the movie based on the story of Huey P Newton who was a freedom fighter and the co-founder of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in Oakland in 1960s. He was the Minister of Defense in the party and he made a Ten Point Plan based on the demand for basic civil rights and made it public in 1966. The movie is based on hyper-energetic, magnetic, faltering and chain-smoking Newton and Robert Guenveur Smith has…

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Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

Yashovardhan Raichand, also called Yash, is a famous Indian businessman. He and his wife Nandini adopted a son, Rahul, and raised him as their own. Nine years later they had their own son, Rohan. Rahul’s adoption has always been kept as a secret, but he finds out at the age of 8 years. He promised his father, that he would always respect the traditions of the Raichand family. Something that he would never break, but unfortunately he does. The father…

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Edward R. Murrow – the Father of Broadcast Journalism

The movie ‘Good Night and Good Luck’ portrays the early 1950s when America experienced the threat of communism that created fear amongst Americans. There were even some who took advantage of such situations such as Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin. But there was one person who knew of his scheme and did everything to expose his deception amongst the people, this was Edward Murrow. This film showed his and his producer’s pursuit to expose the truth. The bravery and determination…

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Response to the Movie Gallipoli

One of the interesting things about Australia’s history is that the nation was originally a colony of Great Britain. Over time they slowly acquired their independence without war or any kind of revolution, which is rare when looking through the past of many countries like the United States, Brazil and many other places. Although this might be seen as a good thing, the lack of a battle caused the nation’s identity to be pretty much nonexistent the following years after…

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Glory

The character Private Tripp in the movie Glory was a very important character in that he was sort of the focal point and he was the only one that always seemed to cause the problems. This character had experienced a lot of physical and mental abuse of being a slave and was just mad at the world. The reason he had such a bad chip on his shoulder was that he had to deal with being black and a slave….

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The Notebook_ an Epic Love Story

This movie is an incredible adaptation of the book The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. The movie followed the book and did nothing to make you cringe. Nick Cassavetes did an excellent job directing this film and made it the movie it is! The plot of the story is based around a young couple. They fall madly in love with all the twists and drama young lovers will have. The young couple is seperated during World War 2 but is reunited…

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Film Analysis_ the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

In the movie, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, the holocaust which happened in history was clearly depicted. It was shown in the film how the Jews were poorly treated by the Nazis at that time. Hence, here are some instances in the film where prejudice, bias, discrimination and ethnocentrism were depicted. First is prejudice—Merriam-Webster describes prejudice as an injury or damage resulting from some judgment or action of another in disregard of one’s rights. Prejudice was most evident in…

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