Genre Reversal Within Cinema
An Essay About Genre

Genre is a system developed to help moviegoers decide which movie to see based on a single word that helps to define a movie’s tropes, characters, and to some extent, the plot. Genre is a system designed to give audiences a basic idea of what form media is about in order...

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Standing on the Shoulders of Monsters
An Essay About Monster Movies

“The arrogance of man is thinking nature is in our control and not the other way around” (Godzilla (2014)). Giant monsters have made their impact on cinema since Ishiro Honda’s classic 1954 movie, Godzilla. Far from being something that only Japan has laid claim to, the subgenre of giant monster movies

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Summer Wars Introspective
An Essay About Remaking Movies

“[T]hese anime fantasies, which have had cross-cultural appeal, are not necessarily the same as those we encounter in US-based science fiction.” says Dolores Martinez in her academic journal about the role of science fiction anime. Some science fiction movies are only made because of where they are made...

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