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Hollywood's Silent Era Stars and American Consumerism
This research paper was originally written for a Cinema Studies course called Silent Film History at New York University. The Kelly Bag at Hermès is one of the most desired handbags from the prestigious French leatherwork brand.
'A Sun' should be the golden standard for slow-burn dramas.
A Sun is a family drama that tells a heartwrenching story, the structure of which is comparable to tugging on a loose thread - the seemingly harmless beginning causes an unraveling of unbelievable scale, each stage more dreadful and destructive than the next.
Isabel Sandoval's 'Lingua Franca' - A Quiet Protest through Cinema
Next week, Isabel Sandoval's Lingua Franca officially comes out on Netflix on August 26th. I was fortunate enough to attend a pre-release screening virtually, followed by a live Q&A with the filmmakers and actors Isabel Sandoval, Carlo Velayo, and Ivory Aquino.
Disney's 'Mulan' - Why it Did Not Do Liu Yifei and Wuxia Genre Justice.
I jumped on the Mulan hype train with everyone else this weekend. For what it was worth, I think Mulan was an entertaining film. At least, as much as the average Disney live-action remake, which is to say not a waste of time but also not a cinematic masterpiece.