Tag 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 #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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I Love You, Man… with a Firm Handshake: Quelling Homoeroticism in Die Hard

I once wrote an essay for a class on American masculinity in film about how the male characters in Die Hard avoid seeming gay. Here it is in all its way-too-in-depth glory. “I Love You, Man… with a Firm Handshake: … Continue reading

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Don’t Go in the House (1980)

From its title the 1980 horror-stalker film Don’t Go in the House may suggest a cheesy whodunit, something starring Vincent Price and featuring rubber monster costumes. Actually it is one of the most dire, cynical movies I’ve ever seen. I’m … Continue reading

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The problem with Darknet

After watching the first two episodes of Canadian horror web series Darknet (spoilers for the first two episodes of Darknet to follow, by the way) I’ve concluded that they are really, really disappointing. It’s not even because every plot is dependent upon the main character making unrealistically … Continue reading

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