Essay: The Absurdity of Passion: Nicolas Cage

In this essay, I explore the craft of acting through the work of Academy Award- winning actor Nicolas Cage, in particular the films Wild at Heart (1990), Leaving Las Vegas (1995), and Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009).


Film: Life Coach (2017)

Life Coach is a short film about cults, and power relations/control. It stars Dale Hooley as a man admitting himself into the mysterious Goldfinch Institute to find his missing sister; his assigned life coach (played by Kelly Freemantle) begins his counselling sessions, keeping an eye on his activity the whole time.

Essay: Third Cinema – A Cinema of War

Third Cinema purposefully deviated from classical Hollywood stylings; it saw classical Hollywood cinema as “synonymous with spectacle or entertainment: in a word, it was one more consumer good”, and that “[a]t best, films succeeded in bearing witness to the decay of bourgeois values and testifying to social injustice.”