Political film review.
Film/Documentary/Museum Exhibit Review Each of you will choose one film or documentary, of your choice, to review and analyze. This work must be of a socio-political nature and it must discuss and comment on important international issues relevant to today. However, this does not mean the film/documentary must be contemporary, or even contemporary-set; many older works have messages that are “timeless”, or at least applicable to our times, and many modern historical and sci-fi films are intended to reflect current concerns. Your job is to review and critique the work, its message, and its aesthetic in a logical and reasoned analysis. What arguments or messages are the filmmakers offering? Are these arguments or messages persuasive? Why or why not? How did the film’s aesthetic portray and reinforce said arguments/messages? This review is expected to be 2 typed pages (single-spaced). Film examples range from the obvious(Taken,MariaFullofGrace,Sicario,nearlyanythingbasedonShakespeare)tothe 3 historical-allegorical (Noah, Exodus: Gods and Kings) to the fantastical (Mad Max: Fury Road, Black Panther, nearly any zombie film). TV shows such as Game of Thrones and Black Mirror obviously address important issues as well, for those intrepid enough to review a whole show (but I suggest a single, stand-alone work). Documentaries are legion; popular and excellent examples are Food Inc., The Corporation and The Cove.