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Theme of the Month: Man vs. Society

Theme of the Month: Man vs. Society

Braden Turk

May 6, 2019

Theme of the Month is an article series designed to investigate examples of film, television, and writing that fall under a certain category. The following works feature conflict between an individual and the collective surrounding them.   “Old Stone” The feature directorial debut of Chinese filmmaker ...

Theme of the Month: Anthologies

Theme of the Month: Anthologies

Braden Turk

March 31, 2019

Theme of the Month is an article series designed to investigate examples of film, television, and writing that fall under a certain category. The following works are anthologies, or media that serves as a collection of various stories.   “Horror Stories” An ordinary high school student is abducted ...

Theme of the Month: Revenge

Theme of the Month: Revenge

Braden Turk

February 24, 2019

Theme of the Month is an article series designed to investigate the best examples of film, television, and writing that fall under a certain category. These works explore the topic of revenge and how it can affect people in surprising ways.   "Blue Ruin" Before Jeremy Saulnier made the tense, hor...

Theme of the Month: Love

Theme of the Month: Love

Braden Turk

January 23, 2019

Theme of the Month is an article series designed to investigate the best examples of film, television, and writing that fall under a certain category. These works tackle their own ideas of love and the forms it can take. "Blue Valentine" "When I was a child I had two nightmares -- nuclear war ...

Theme of the Month: Chance Encounters

Theme of the Month: Chance Encounters

Braden Turk

October 10, 2018

Theme of the Month is an article series designed to investigate the best examples of film, television, and writing that fall under a certain category. This month focuses on chance encounters, in which the work's plot hinges upon coincidence.   "Right Now, Wrong Then" As the film begins and sports the title...

Theme of the Month: Starting Over

Theme of the Month: Starting Over

Braden Turk

April 17, 2018

Theme of the Month is an article series designed to investigate the best examples of film, television, and writing that fall under a certain category. This month focuses on starting over, or works that feature completed (or attempted) facial reconstruction as a major plot point. 1. “Eyes Without a Face...

Theme of the Month: Perils of Technology

Theme of the Month: Perils of Technology

Braden Turk

March 11, 2018

Theme of the Month is an article series designed to investigate the best examples of film, television, and writing that fall under a certain category. This month focuses on "perils of technology:" works that showcase what consequences the tech-heavy world of today could give if we're not careful.   "I...

Theme of the Month: Doppelgänger

Theme of the Month: Doppelgänger

Braden Turk

January 18, 2018

Theme of the Month is an article series designed to investigate the best films that fall under a certain category. This month focuses on the topic of “dopplegängers,” the German word that translates roughly to “double-goer:” a person who could look exactly like you.   “The Dou...

Theme of the Month: Found Footage

Theme of the Month: Found Footage

Braden Turk

December 5, 2017

Theme of the Month is an article series designed to investigate the best films that fall under a certain category. This month focuses on the ever-controversial found-footage filming technique, where all three movies use the style in unique ways. “Chronicle” (2012) Fragile teen Andrew leads a troubled l...

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