Film Essay Topics

Titanic and Sociology

There are many things that divide the human race—it may be the factor of color, of nationality, of language and of culture. Yet, there are also instances in which the economic standing of people dictates the kinds of life that people live. One may be born to a 19th century aristocratic family and that would… View Article

Hotel Rwanda

The film Hotel Rwanda was about Paul Rusesabagina who was the hotel manager of Hotel des Mille Collines. In this film, he was set in a time and an environment where there was so much internal violence and conflict between ethnic groups or communities in Rwanda between the Hutu and the Tutsi. Paul was trying… View Article

Wartime Film

If, in the midst of the true-life films all through World War II, the British films were exemplified or distinguished by their humanistic vision of man’s capability to tolerate and triumph, and the Nazi films by their intimidating bellicosity and aggression, the American films were well-known equally for their bold, nationalistic and perceptive or insightful… View Article

Marooned in Iraq

Marooned in Iraq is a film by Bahman Ghobadi set on the border of Iran and Iraq. Wherein people who lives in Kurdistan experiences a precarious life. The Kurds experiences how it feels to live in a cold, sleazy camp for refugees near Iran’s border. The cruelty of Saddam Hussein was greatly felt by the… View Article

Tokyo Drift

“The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” by Justin Lin is a film that allows viewers to attain a heightened level of understanding of the concept of belonging. It extensively explores the notions of separation, connection, displacement and acceptance throughout varying contexts to demonstrate that belonging carries different meaning to individuals. From the beginning it… View Article

The Story of Us

The film “The Story of Us” that we have watched last week gave me the full of insights and learned how difficult a marriage could be. This movie was about the story of a couple married for about fifteen years and from their perfect marriage, it almost ends up to divorce. They have two children… View Article

To Kill A Mocking Bird Movie Review

The movie, “To Kill A Mocking Bird,” is the story told through the perspective of Scout Finch, an aggressive 6-year old girl, about the many cases of injustice and prejudice plaguing Maycomb, Alabama in 1932. Scout, along with his older brother Jem, and their friend Dill, are intrigued by their solitary neighbor, Boo Radley. Although… View Article

Together Movie Review

Like some Chinese movies I’ve seen, I was expecting to see the uglier side of China in this film.  I was prepared for coarseness and bad cinematography.  I was expecting a movie that is like a badly-made independent film.  But I’m glad to be wrong about my preconceived notions.  I was impressed by the charming… View Article

A Review of “Todo Sobre Mi Madre (All About My Mother)”

The Spanish culture has been known for its masculinity. Bullfighters, soccer players, and other manly figures are often associated with the image of the Spanish culture. They had even introduced the word “machismo” to the English language. One movie provides us a slice of the Spanish culture: “Todo Sobre Mi Madre (All About My Mother)”,… View Article

Tough Guise Reaction Paper

My reaction to this movie, “Tough Guise” by Jackson Katz is one that is positive. I feel that it is extremely important to point out crucial facts about students in America that both challenges and pinpoints problems in our educational environments, especially for high school and college students who are faced with violent outbursts from… View Article

Over the Hedge

Over the Hedge is an animated film about the difficulties little harmless animals experience when man encroaches on their habitat (Fry, 2006). The film starts with the end of winter and the animals in the forest are coming out of hibernation. A hyperactive and mischievous raccoon named RJ forages on the junk food of the… View Article

Traffic Movie

I felt that the movie, “Traffic” (Soderbergh, 2000), was very informative on the subject of drugs. I was able to see three different stories concerning drugs and the drug trade, including the drug dealers, the people who abuse them and the narcotics officers who are paid to get rid of them. Each story was able… View Article

Parzania – Critical Review

These words are reminiscent of a Gandhian quote. The Father of the Nation, a larger than life individual, who single-handedly stunned the world with his unusual principles which millions believe, paved the way for the Indian Independence. However, his dedication and perseverance to free the Indians by non-violent means is being honored more in theory,… View Article

Gore’s movie, “An Inconvenient Truth”

Former Vice President and former Tennessee Senator Al Gore discusses the correlation between carbon dioxide and other so-called greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and global warming. Gore’s movie, “An Inconvenient Truth” is constructed to look as though the majority of it is taking place in a college lecture hall, thus implying that his information is… View Article

Truman Show

Jim Carrey’s complex upbringing has led to a niche in cinema for him that can’t be described as anything else but one of a kind.  While he started his career in Hollywood off being recognized mostly as a funny man, he soon expanded this persona with his performances in such films as Eternal Sunshine of… View Article