THE JOURNAL

A BLAST OF CRAFT AND CHAOS – CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’S DUNKIRK

Christopher Nolan’s cinema is emotional and spectacular. He is one of the finest craftsmen of visual storytelling we have ever seen. Dunkirk is no exception. It plays by these rules. It punctures the surface of the screen and soaks the audience in action. We drown amongst soldiers whose ship has just been torpedoed. We crouch […]

A THEORY OF FILM – SLAVOJ ZIZEK AND HIS IDEOLOGICAL BASIN

Hollywood cinema is well known for marking ideological content. After all it is only an extension of the American dream. However, let’s dig deeper and use some of the contemporary theories of radical thinkers like Slavoj Zizek to help us get there. We are concerned with Hollywood and the cinema it promotes, and we are […]