Film Theory: Issues and Concerns

Some of the key issues and concepts of modern film theory are:

Berserk! (1967): Crawford’s British Horror Thriller

One of the most commercially successful British horror thrillers of the 1960s, Berserk! (aka Circus of Blood) is a mother-daughter melodrama, written by Herman Cohen and Aben Kandeland directed by Jim O’Connoly.

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2017): Oscar Nominated Docu

ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL chronicles the Chinese-American Sung family’s fight to clear their names after their small bank in New York City’s Chinatown became the only U.S. bank indicted for mortgage fraud related to the 2008 financial crisis.

Juliet, Naked: Jesse Peretz Romantic Comedy, Starring Ethan Hawke and Rose Byrne

In the romantic comedy, Juliet, Naked, Jesse Peretz’s adaptation of Nick Hornby’s popular novel, Ethan Hawke plays Tucker Crowe, an obscure American rock star who has released one celebrated album, Juliet, before vanishing two decades ago.

Movie Cycles: Crime-Gangster Film, 1930-1934

One of the best-known gangster films in Hollywood history is Mervyn LeRoy’s Little Caesar, made by Warner in 1930 Though it was not the first gangster film of the sound era (that was Lights of New York (1928), it’s considered by historians the prototype of future gangster films due to its compelling narrative structure, powerful […]