Film Essay Topics

House Bunny Movie Review

In the film House Bunny, a 27-year-old girl, Shelley Darlingson, played by Anna Farris, finds herself tricked out of the Playboy Mansion by another bunny for being too old. Shelley winds up at the University of Southern California and becomes the house mother in a very poorly kept sorority house, Zeta Tau Alpha, consisting of… View Article

First Steps Film Assignment

The following assignment is based on the film “Becoming Human Episode 1: First Steps.” You may access the film in the following ways: 1. It is available for free on the PBS website at the following address: 2. It is available instantly through Netflix (where you may temporarily set up a free account for… View Article

12 Angry Men: Emotion

Emotions have significant role in the film 12 Angry Men when the jurors have to come to a decision about whether the boy is guilty or not. The different emotions shown by the jurors hinderstheir perspective and judgements on the case as well as towards the testimonies from the witnesses taken during the trial. Juror… View Article

50/50 Movie Review

When we first saw the trailer for the film 50/50 starring Joseph Gordon Levitt and Seth Rogan, we knew this was a must-see. The film’s rough story of a 20-something year old battling with “stage five back cancer” taught us that life is too short to sweat the small stuff. People go through tragic battles… View Article

Boyz in the Hood

Boyz in the Hood is a vivid video representation of what life is like for those who live in the hood. There are two families that were the focus within the movie: The Styles and The Bakers. The director of the movie, John Singleton, wants his viewers to compare the lives of the individuals within… View Article

Cinema Rant

Cinemas should be a fun, easy day out, right? Wrong.  Im sure for some people, if their idea of fun is uncomfortable seats, over priced food, drinks and tickets and half an hour worth of adverts, then yes, cinemas are a very enjoyable day out. So I get to the cinema and go to buy… View Article

My Mother in Garden

Alice Walker also uses her own mother as a method to explain the way they are and the creativity they have lived in . She explains, “Guided by my heritage of a love of beauty and respect for strength-in search of my mother’s garden, I found my own. “(Walker 675) This quote shows how Walker… View Article

A Dangerous Method

David Cronenberg’s latest film, “A Dangerous Method,” recounts the relationship between two psychiatry pioneers, Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, in the early part of the 20th century. Michael Fassbender as Jung, Viggo Mortensen as Freud, and Keira Knightley as Jung’s patient and future psychoanalyst Sabina Spielrein. It’s Jung around whom the story revolves, as a… View Article

The Motion Picture Association of America

American Psycho, A Clockwork Orange, Boys Don’t Cry, and Clerks. What do all these movies have in common? They were all rated NC-17 at first viewing. The reason why they were rated as such is the real issue. They were rated NC-17 for the sexual content, either shown or talked about. The way in which… View Article

Shawshank Redemption by Frank Darabont

* Read each question carefully to determine which one you will answer * When you have selected the question you will spend a few minutes breaking it apart to ensure that your response answers all aspects. If you are looking for Excellence you want to select a question that will allow you to demonstrate that… View Article

Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber

Making a great musical relies on a number of different aspects that need to be taken into consideration. One of the biggest aspects of making a spectacular musical is whether or not it connects and moves the audience; this means that the storyline and atmosphere both need to grab you and show you what makes… View Article

James Cameron’s Science Fiction film “Terminator II”

James Cameron’s Science Fiction film “Terminator II” uses various conventions of Sci-Fi to not only engage viewers, but entertainment them. Science fiction uses various futuristic elements to convey powerful comments about society. This is most effectively done through his powerful and relatable social comments. His central social comments force audiences to question their own world… View Article

The Jerry Maguire film and Arliss episodes

Behind every great man is a woman. Behind every great sports guy is an agent. As the athlete plays his game, there is this person who deals with most of the negotiations – the sports agent. Working behind the scenes, the sports agent arranges his client’s deals, advertisements, and public appearances. He is his client’s… View Article

Review of Hunger Games Movie

I thought that The Hunger Games movie was overall an “ok” film with just the right amount of special affects and action sequences to complement a decent story. The director and producers stuck very close to the book as far as the story goes. This explains why the movie runs for over two hours. Although… View Article

The History of the Discovery of Cinematography

Not know the exact date of introduction of motion picture films to us. But if according to the first introduction of ‘moving picture’ presented by the Lumiere brothers in Paris, it happened in December 1895. However, in view of the case have said the film first screened as early as 1917 again, he may be… View Article

The Social Subject in the Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence major theme is based around a battle of the individual’s desire and the monotonous life, rules and duties that control New York during the eighteen seventies. The conflict is between freedom and society. It was a society “intent on maintaining its own rigid stability”. Each man and woman had its own… View Article

Joy Luck Club

Based on a book of the same name published by Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club tells the stories of four Chinese women and their daughters who were raised in America. While the film focuses a great deal on the relationships between the mothers and daughters and how their stories intertwine, as well as the… View Article

Rabbit Proof Fence – Help to Study

While watching the movie, take notes and think about the following questions: 1. What is the history and context of the film? When is it set? In what genre is it? Is it based on a true story, a book? Is it fictional? True story. 2. How did the cameraman use specific angles, lighting and… View Article

Belonging: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a set of fictional diary entries written by Stephen Chbosky. Charlie is the adolescent narrator who is in his tenth year of high school. Charlie decides to write anonymous letters to someone simply because he wants someone to listen and to not question his thoughts. The letters began… View Article

Traces of the Trade

Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North In the 2008, documentary film, “Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North,” written, co-produced, and co-directed by, Katrina Browne. Browne discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave traders in American history. She learned about her dreadful past when her… View Article


In the 1950’s Japanese crime, mystery, and drama film, “Rashomon”, directed by Akira Kurosawa, provides not only a number of intuitions into the human mind, but while doing so, is also able to question the nature of truth itself. The story unfolds in different and unexpected ways that gives one interesting arguments on the nature… View Article

This is England

”This is England” is about a 12-year-old boy named Shaun. He lives in England and is bullied in/at school. He lives alone with his mother because his dad died in war. One day he meets a group of skinheads who wants him to join their group. Even though Shaun is young, he is not afraid… View Article

Realism: Citizen Kane & Double Indemnity

Movies have long been known to create a portal through which its viewers can transcend through their own realities and experience the unimaginable. The visual, sounds, and narrative of great movies immediately attract the focus of its audience as they move into a trance for those 1-2 hours of screen time. While many great movies… View Article

Critical Thinking Essay: the Godfather

The Godfather, a story about a multigenerational crime family by the Italian American author Mario Puzo, was one of the best-selling books since it was published in 1969. Not only the book was a phenomenon, its movie under the direction of director Francis Ford Coppola had also become a landmark in American movie since it… View Article

Horror Film and Halloween

Halloween is the one time of year when it okay to dress up as anything you want to be and it’s also when you can be celebrating all things horror and dead. Halloween started out as the celebration of the dead but has now grown into a wonderful time of costumes and decoration of scary… View Article

Horror Story

It was a wonderful day in southern Spain and Sara and Kevin was out for a walk in the mouintains on their last vacation day. The view was extrodernery, olive plantings turning the otherwise dry land green and small white houses forming tiny villages, everything bathing in the strong Andalusian sunlight. As they walked upon… View Article

Swot Cinemas

The major strength of the studios is that they are now being managed by large corporations and manage as profit center to increase their incomes and retained earnings. Weaknesses The main weakness of the Studio production is the cost of bringing films into the market. The average cost of releasing a film is more than… View Article

Pvr Cinemas

INTRODUCTION Over the last decade, India has registered the fastest growth among major democracies and is now the fourth largest economy in terms of ‘‘purchasing power parity’’.Over the years, spending power has been steadily increasing in India. On an average, 30-40 million people are joining the middle class every year. The consumption spending is rising… View Article

Rabbit Proof Fence

Physical journeys involve the movement of a person from one place to another. They provide opportunities for travellers to extend themselves physically, intellectually and emotionally as they respond to challenges and learn more about the world around them. This concept of physical journeys can be clearly seen in the texts “Rabbit-Proof Fence” by Phillip Noyce… View Article

Living Alone

At some point in our lives we must all grow up. Growing up usually involves moving out on one’s own and beginning one’s journey to adulthood. Amongst the many aspects of becoming an adult, with adulthood often comes living alone. Living alone is not easy but it’s a part of growing up. There are often… View Article