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Brothers

Total institutions -such as rehabilitation clinics, mental institutions, or in the case of the movie Brothers (2009), being a Prisoner of war- have lasting effects on the people who leave them. After a person leaves a total institution, it is … Continue reading

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Killing Us Softly 3: Advertising’s Image of Women

Many people hold the belief that advertising does not affect them, stating that they are the exception to its influence.  However, Jean Kibourne challenges this assumption in her shocking 1999 documentary called Killing Us Softly 3: Advertising’s Image of Women. … Continue reading

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Spencer Halpin’s Mortal Kombat

Video games are becoming an increasing component of popular culture in the United States.  As a result, the question many people have is how video games are socializing members of our society.  A chief concern people have about video games … Continue reading

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Paradise Now

Paradise Now (2005) gives the viewer an atypical perspective within the Israeli and Palestinian conflict, the perspective of two would be Palestinian suicide bombers. A key component of this film is the turmoil and contradictions the pair faces during the … Continue reading

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This Film is Not Yet Rated

This Film is Not Yet Rated (2006) is a documentary that critiques the current MPAA ratings board.  The film does this by looking at how the board has censored various movies.  The overall thrust of this film is to point … Continue reading

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