Category Archives: Movies

Growing up Lost in Translation

My favorite movie since I was in my mid-teens has without question been Lost in Translation. Other movies have come and gone – the whimsical, melancholy, but ultimately juvenile Garden State, the gorgeous, existential, pretentious Wings of Desire, the hilarious, … Continue reading

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Cinemasculinity #6: Luke Cage – Shownotes

Script: Here. Sources: Berlatsky, Noah. “Luke Cage takes on the ultimate villain: America’s toxic black male stereotypes”. Quartz Magazine. Charity, Justin. “Luke Cage, Black Conservative”. The Ringer. Hamed, Amani Marie. “Luke Cage Is a Model of Positive Mental Health and … Continue reading

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Cinemasculinity #5: Father Karras (The Exorcist) – Shownotes

Sources: Carroll, Noel. “Nightmare and the Horror Film: The Symbolic Biology of Fantastic Beings”. Film Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 3, (Spring, 1981), pp. 16-25. Clover, Carol J. Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film. Princeton University … Continue reading

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Cinemasculinity #3: Mookie (Do the Right Thing) – Shownotes

Spike Lee’s black masculinity. Script: Click here Sources: hooks, bell. “Counterhegemonic art: Do the Right Thing”. From Yearning: Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics. Clark, Ashley. “Style & Identity in Do the Right Thing”. Elise, Sharon and Adewole Umoja. “Spike Lee Constructs the New … Continue reading

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Cinemasculinity #2: John McClane (Die Hard) – Shownotes

In which we take a look at the 1988 action-adventure film Die Hard and see a right-leaning libertarian masculine model in John McClane. Script: Click here Sources: Cohen, Paul. “Cowboys Die Hard: Real Men and Businessmen in the Reagan-Era Blockbuster”. Jeffords, Susan. … Continue reading

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Cinemasculinity #1: Fox Mulder (The X-Files) – Shownotes

Below are the shownotes to the first episode of the Cinemasculinity podcast. Check out the links on the sidebar of this blog to get the episode itself!

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The Cinemasculinity Podcast

Hurray! I’ve launched a podcast. It’s called the Cinemasculinity podcast and will follow my explorations of how masculinity has been represented in American movies and media. The first episode is on The X-Files’ Fox Mulder. For the time being, I’ll … Continue reading

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