After a long hiatus, our film studies newsletter returns. The months since COVID disrupted our lives have seemed like years, and in the meantime all of our relationships to the moving picture have changed: suffering in some ways, and blossoming in others. Continue reading From the Director: Film Studies in the Time of Corona
The Fall 2020 Film Studies Crew is a mix of new and familiar faces. We thought we’d introduce ourselves. Continue reading Meet the Crew
If you thought the hubbub over Cuties was over, think again. News has just dropped that Netflix now faces a grand jury indictment in Texas for promoting lewd visual material. Is Cuties irredeemably lurid? Does it criticize precisely what its critics find offensive about it?
Cuties (French: Mignonnes) is not an easy movie to talk about. A heated discourse developed around it since Netflix announced the film’s release on its platform with a marketing campaign that sparked outrage due to the sexually suggestive behavior of the pre-adolescent characters in promotional material. The controversy has continued to grow since the movie’s release on September 9th with rumors being spread about grooming and child pornography. What is fascinating about this phenomenon is that the film’s content clearly sides with its detractors. That being said it is not immune to criticism on how it presents its critique of the sexualization of young girls. Continue reading Still Relevant: A “Cuties” Review
As part of our efforts to combat social-distancing restrictions, the FIU Film Studies program has started implementing virtual movie screenings. Be sure to join us for this week’s Spooky October screening of Sam Rami’s The Evil Dead (1981).
Held every Thursday at 8:00 PM via Netflix Party, our Thursday night screenings allow our interns to pick some of their favorite movies and share them with the FIU community. They also give our interns a chance to interact with fellow FIU movie-lovers as they discuss their favorite parts of the film during each screening. (If you haven’t used it before, here’s How to Netflix Party.) Continue reading Thursday Screenings
We’re all probably watching a lot more movies and shows in social isolation. Here’s the kinds of things we’ve been catching up on, or going back to for comfort. And what we’re looking forward to seeing more of. Continue reading What We’re Watching While Social Distancing
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy—maybe Jack should have tried watching a movie. As we’re all confined to the comfort of our homes, we’re turning to movies to get a little more comfy. But, there are so many to choose from. Lucky for you, we’re bringing you a bracket of all our top choices.
Partake in the movie madness by voting daily on our Instagram polls for your favorites. Only one can rule them all! Continue reading Comfort Movies Bracket and Coral Gables Art Cinema Giveaway
Panthers with a love for film have some great options to choose from when picking their Summer and Fall 2020 classes this term.
For those who are drawn to historical studies, FIU is offering a course on Early America in Fact, Film, and Fiction at the MMC campus this summer, which will compare historical texts to the way early American history is portrayed in film. The term will also offer an array of online options including Holocaust Cinema as well as both Intro To Film Studies and History of Film, which are required courses for completion of the Film Studies certificate. Continue reading Summer And Fall Course Offerings: A Little Something For Everyone