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(Response Paper) David Bordwell: The Blurred Line Separating Art Cinema with Classical Hollywood Cinema

This is a response paper to the David Bordwell essay “The Art Cinema as a Mode of Film Practice” from the journal “Film Criticism” for my Advanced Film Theory and Criticism class.

(Response Paper) Elizabeth Spelman: Centuries of a Woman’s Body as a Gift and as a Curse

This is a response paper to the Elizabeth Spelman essay “Woman as Body: Ancient Contemporary Views” from the journal “Feminist Studies” or my Advanced Film Theory and Criticism class.

(Response Paper) The Thrill of the Senses: Pauline Kael’s Wedge Against Andrew Sarris’ Auteur Circles

This is a response paper to the Pauline Kael essay “Circles and Squares” originally published in the journal “Film Quarterly” for my Advanced Film Theory and Criticism class.

(Response Paper) Francois Truffaut’s Impassioned Take on the Auteur

This is a response paper to the François Truffaut essay “A Certain Tendency of the French Cinema” from the article originally printed in the French film magazine “Cahiers du Cinéma” for my Advanced Film Theory and Criticism class.

(Response Paper) Understanding Andrew Sarris’ Premises of the Auteur Theory

This is a response paper to the Andrew Sarris essay “Notes on the Auteur Theory in 1962” from the book “Film Theory and Criticism: Introductory Readings” by Leo Braudy and Marshall Cohen for my Advanced Film Theory and Criticism class.

(Response Paper) The Evolution of Cinema and the Film Language with Alexandre Astruc

This is a response paper to the Alexandre Astruc essay “The Birth of a New Avant-garde: La Caméra-Stylo” from the article originally printed in “L’Écran française” as “Du Stylo à la caméra et de la caméra au stylo” for my Advanced Film Theory and Criticism class.

(Response Paper) The Conundrum in the Stars: Appeasing the Human Mind with Art and Criticism

This is a response paper to the introduction part of the A.O. Scott book “Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think About Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth” for my Advanced Film Theory and Criticism class.

After my 10-year hiatus on independent filmmaking, wrapping up post for my very first experimental film ‘Isthmus’

My first independent short film in 10 years is an experimental film for grad school. This is going to be my most personal film to date and it feels great to work on something new (aside from going back to my roots) after working on mostly branded shorts during my indie hiatus.

An Epiphany: The issue on the Netflix film ‘Roma’ getting nominations at the Oscars

The issue on “Roma” being a Netflix film with minimal theatrical release marks another turning point not just at the Oscars, but in the world cinema stage.

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