The new series “Squid Game” on Netflix isn’t a cinematic masterpiece, but no show is. Given each episode comes in at nearly an hour long, mastering every scene would be nearly impossible. But the show does, on occasion, have amazing cinematic sequences, with amazing camera pans, side-to-side point of view, use of color, composition, and framing. It is easily a decade worth of work. Squid Game might be the best show in the world. In the 4th episode, there is a scene where an old …
To censor or not to censor, that is the question
Censorship of television and movies is a discussion the American public has been having for over 100 years. Some believe in the freedom of personal expression while others feel as though movies and TV should be regulated in order to protect the public from graphic material. Whatever the circumstances, there is no doubt that the content in most television and film has become increasingly explicit and violent over the years. Since the early 1900s, members of the film industry and lawmakers have been debating about …
‘Jane the Virgin’ diversifies white-dominated CW network
It could have been easy, and rather disappointing for the writers of the CW show “Jane the Virgin,” to characterize the protagonist, Jane Gloriana Villanueva as fierce or sexy, an insensitive trope that relegates Latina women to being seen as objects. However, the writers cunningly demonstrate how fierce Jane is not by her looks, but rather by charm, wit and intelligence – characteristics not often written for Latina women in TV or films.
“Homeland” isn’t racist, it has Muslim friends
“Homeland” is no stranger to controversy. While the show has had multiple Emmy and Golden Globe wins and has been hailed by critics, the show has experienced its fair share of criticism.
Oscars Lost on Younger Viewers
According to the entertainment magazine Variety, the 2014 Academy Awards ceremony hit a 10-year high in viewership but fell relatively flat among the coveted 18-49-age bracket.