Tag: Film Analysis

THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY: WHY IT WORKSTHE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY: WHY IT WORKS

The Lord of the Rings trilogy

The Lord of the Rings trilogy is an epic fantasy movie drama series directed by Peter Jackson, based on the classic J.R.R. Tolkien novels viz. The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and Return of the King. The trilogy was released from 2001 – 2003 and was critically acclaimed and a smash hit at the box office (almost $3 billion), with the final movie sweeping the Academy Awards in 2004.

With the prequel series, The Rings of Power being – like most modern-day adaptations – highly divisive, it is probably instructional to analyse the reasons why The Lord of the Rings trilogy works in a way that seems to have eluded the folks behind The Rings of Power series. Thus, although almost everybody in the civilised world has probably seen these films, a spoiler warning is still necessary.

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THE BATMAN (MOVIE ANALYSIS)THE BATMAN (MOVIE ANALYSIS)

The Batman Movie Analysis

The Batman movie analysis is our breakdown of the latest franchise reboot of DC Comics’ most valued intellectual property. Obviously The Batman movie analysis will contain spoilers so… if you are looking for a review of The Batman without spoilers, please click on this link. As always, we will analyse the movie based on the following story elements: plot, characters and themes.

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RYUSUKE HAMAGUCHI (FILM ANALYSIS)RYUSUKE HAMAGUCHI (FILM ANALYSIS)

Ryusuke Hamaguchi Film Analysis

Ryusuke Hamaguchi is a Japanese director who has made several critically acclaimed award-winning films, the most successful of which is of course Drive My Car, nominated for this year’s Academy Awards viz. Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. Having reviewed Drive My Car already, we wanted to analyse three other features, together with a short, that defined the work of Ryusuke Hamaguchi.

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THE HAND (STORY ANALYSIS)THE HAND (STORY ANALYSIS)

The Hand

The Hand is a 1981 American psychological horror film written and directed by Oliver Stone, based on the novel The Lizard’s Tail by Marc Brandel. The film stars Michael Caine as Jon Lansdale, a comic book artist who loses his hand, which in turn takes on a murderous life of its own.

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JOHN WICK (MOVIE ANALYSIS)JOHN WICK (MOVIE ANALYSIS)

John Wick Movie Analysis

John Wick is a 2014 American neo-noir action-thriller drama film directed by Chad Stahelski, in his directorial debut, and written by Derek Kolstad. The movie was a commercial success, spawning two sequels and perhaps inspiring a new ultraviolet action sub-genre. Certainly, John Wick revitalised the career of Keanu Reeves to such an extent that Matrix 4 was surely made on the back of his renewed popularity. 

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SUPERNOVA (MOVIE ANALYSIS)SUPERNOVA (MOVIE ANALYSIS)

Supernova

Supernova is a 2020 British drama film written and directed by Harry Macqueen. The film stars Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci. The premise of Supernova is fairly depressing as Firth and Tucci play a gay couple, Sam and Tusker, respectively. Tusker was diagnosed with dementia two years before and the couple take a road trip in their old RV before Tusker loses his memories and sense of self.

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THE READER (MOVIE ANALYSIS)THE READER (MOVIE ANALYSIS)

The Reader

The Reader is a 2008 historical drama film directed by Stephen Daldry and written by David Hare, based on the 1995 German novel of the same name by Bernhard Schlink. The movie starred Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes and was nominated for several other major awards, including the Academy Award for Best Picture. However, the story does not really stand up to scrutiny as we will endeavour to explain in our following analysis.

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