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The sad truth of being a female movie-goer is that you always go into a film fully expecting not to be well-represented by whatever’s flickering down at you from the screen. Sure, every once in a while a Thelma & Louise or Bridesmaids will come along and movie pundits will start crowing about it being “The Year of the Woman,” but nothing much ever comes of it. Soon women in movies return to their usual lot as sad workaholics looking for love, or strippers with a heart of gold. Unfortunately, the same problems seem to apply to kids’ movies as well.
Studies have been done (some excellent ones at a media institute run by Thelma herself, Geena Davis) about the way young girls are portrayed in films made specifically for a younger demographic and the effect it ultimately has on their self-image later in life. Let’s just say, the »
- Kristal Cooper
Here is the beauty of the horror genre. Filmmakers challenge themselves to do things differently. We've seen, for example, movies made with a zero dollar budget or taken in a single shot. You never see that in other genres. You don't see anybody trying to find a unique way to shoot a buddy comedy. Only in horror do you get these unique approaches to filmmaking. And we've got a real winner for you with The Swarm.
Directed by Tom Harper, who also shares writing credit with Geoff Bussetil and Daniel Kaluuva, The Swarm is an alien invasion film based in London, shot entirely on five Xperia Arc S phones. That's right, folks, this movie was shot on mobile telephones.
Amazing, I know. Harper is an up-and-coming British director who absolutely nailed this project. For a film that was shot in two days on cell phones, it's awesome.
The film features Jacob Anderson, »
- Doctor Gash
2 items from 2012
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