One Saturday evening, my dad and I were sat on the couch, finally watching Top Gun. For the first time ever it was me falling asleep on the couch instead of him. While the film was not entertaining enough to keep me awake, I still enjoyed the bits I saw, and the way it feels like a love letter to bromances.
Emma Xerri returns with her column this month where she dissects the representation of the female characters in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’. The characters here fair a lot better than in her previous two analyses which looked at ‘Pulp Fiction’ and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’.
Jane Campion had already added another page into the bible of cinema; now bagging the Best Director prize for her meticulous work on The Power of the Dog (2021). This welcome addition in the Academy’s history has frankly been a long time coming, with Campion being only the third woman to do so. Wildes Lawler explores why this is so.
Lochlainn Heley unpacks the ever controversial method of adaptation. He also shares a list of books which have adaptation potential.
Emma Xerri unpacks the problematic depictions of women and the misogynistic traits of male characters in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, her newest column piece for ‘The Search For Feminism in Male Film Favourites’.
Emma Xerri will be undergoing her own hero’s journey—dissecting the most commonly beloved films by those of the male sex—in her Fodder Blog column titled ‘The Search For Feminism in Male Film Favourites’.
Brighton Wankeaw has curated a list of must watch films by female directors, allowing us to appreciate the role women play in today’s film industr
The Fodder Blog Team | December 20, 2021 Christmas is definitely the most wonderful time of the year! I feel completely robbed each year because we don’t have snow in Melbourne (we …
Halloween in Australia divides the nation. You’re either completely indifferent about the holiday or from the start of October your house is decorated with an assortment of pumpkins and cobwebs—there’s no in-between. Whether you trick-or-treat every October 31st or don’t even realise it’s Halloween, there is one thing everyone loves: a movie marathon. Get out your notepad and start messaging the group chats because here’s a list of Fodder writers’ MUST haves at any Halloween movie marathon.
I love big, epic (and cheesy!) Bollywood romances like Jab We Met and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. But for me, the romance in Monsoon Wedding is another level of intricacy and intimacy.
For me, Princess Mononoke reimagines the role humans can play in our world. We do not have to be a plague on the planet. We can choose differently.
Isn’t it interesting that actors aren’t actors in the world of the films they act in? The characters of these films must watch something in their spare time, and it can’t be the same stuff we watch (with them in it!). If only we could enter the universe of any film and watch the subsequent films that only exist in that film’s universe, and then we could go inside the cinematic universes of those films. A babushka doll of cinematic universes that never ends.