The review should be at least two pages in length, double-spaced, computer generated, and proof-read for spelling and grammar

Choose one film from the list provided (also posted on Blackboard). Most of them may be rented from the various video stores, Netflix, or some other video source. View the film and write a film review on your chosen film. The review should be at least two pages in length, double-spaced, computer generated, and proof-read for spelling and grammar. The review should not simply re-tell the plot; rather it should address the issues and ideas in the film and your response to those ideas and issues. Does the film inform you; disturb you; inspire you; provide a new perspective; increase your empathy; provoke new questions? Consider historical context, social issues, and cultural context in your assessment of the film.

You are encouraged to view many of the films if you have time. Extra credit reviews are accepted.

FILMS: VIDEOS AND DVDs (Those listed with call numbers can be viewed in the LRC. Those without item numbers may be rented at video stores or through online movie sources such as Netflix).

 EL NORTE
 BACKYARD
 THE WHISTLEBLOWER
 FRIDA PN1997 .F74 2003 dvd
 LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE PQ7298.15.S638 C665 dvd  RAN N1997 .R235 2005 DVD
 THE LAST SAMURAI
 SHOGUN
 BELLE
 THE HELP
 12 YEARS A SLAVE
 MISSISSIPPI BURNING
 MALCOLM X
 ROSEWOOD
 THE TUSKEGEE AIRMEN
 THE COLOR PURPLE PS3573.A425 C66 1997 dvd
 THE GRAPES OF WRATH
 IN AMERICA
 IRON-JAWED ANGELS PN1997.2 .I76 2004 dvd
 ERIN BROKOVITCH
 RAIN MAN DVD TA 47
 PHILADELPHIA
 DOUBT
 THE TREE OF LIFE
 THE AGE OF INNOCENCE
 TESS
 AMADEUS PN1997.A433 2002 dvd
 GERMINAL
 QUEEN MARGOT
 MAD LOVE
 PERFUME, THE STORY OF A MURDERER

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 THE SEA INSIDE
 THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY
 ALL THE MORNINGS OF THE WORLD
 THE GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING
 RESTORATION
 THE MISSION
 BLACK ROBE
 TROPICO DE SANGRE
 REMEMBERING ARGENTINA
 THE OFFICIAL STORY PN1997 .H578 2004 dvd
 CENTRAL STATION
 BEHIND THE SUN
 PIXOTE
 AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD
 GOYA IN BORDEAUX
 POLLOCK
 VINCENT
 HOTEL RWANDA
 IN A BETTER WORLD
 DESERT FLOWER
 MOOLAADE
 CHASING FREEDOM
 LIFE ABOVE ALL
 SOMETIMES IN APRIL
 BEYOND THE GATES
 BLOOD DIAMOND
 BABEL
 BIKO
 MANDELA
 THE POWER OF ONE
 CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY
 BLOOD WEDDING
 THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE (EL ESPINAZO DEL DIABLO)  PAN’S LABYRINTH
 KING OF MASKS
 ATUARJUAT – THE FAST RUNNER
 THE SCENT OF GREEN PAPAYA
 THE ROAD HOME
 SNOW FLOWER AND THE SECRET FAN
 THE LAST EMPEROR
 RAISE THE RED LANTERN PN1997 .R355 2005 dvd
 SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER…AND SPRING
 THE JOY LUCK CLUB
 HIMALAYA
 KUNDUN
 EARTH
 FIRE
 WATER
 WALKABOUT
 JINDABYNE
 WHALERIDER DVD TA 51

 

 RABBIT PROOF FENCE
 TEMPLE GRANDIN
 TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD PS3562.E44 T65 2005 dvd  THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER
 GANDHI
 SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS
 THE HURT LOCKER
 TO END ALL WARS
 SCHINDLER’S LIST PN1997 .S34 2004 dvd
 SOPHIE SCHOLL
 THE BOOK THIEF
 WINTER IN WARTIME
 SARAH’S KEY
 EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED
 EUROPA EUROPA
 AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS
 FATELESS
 DEFIANCE
 THE LIVES OF OTHERS
 IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY
 HUNT FOR JUSTICE
 AFTER THE RAIN
 ULYSSES’ GAZE
 THE SECRET LIFE OF WORDS
 HANNAH’S DAUGHTERS
 STALIN VC TA 68
 THE KILLING FIELDS PN1997 .K553 2001 dvd
 THE RETURN
 THE ITALIAN
 OF GODS AND MEN
 WADJDA
 WHEN WE LEAVE
 INCENDIES
 THE ROAD TO KANDAHAR
 THE STONING OF SORAYA M.
 THE SEPARATION
 THE BLUE KITE
 THE KITE RUNNER PS3608.O832 K58 2008 dvd
 THE COLOR OF PARADISE
 THE CHILDREN OF HEAVEN
 LEILA
 THE OTHER SON
 PARADISE NOW
 THE SYRIAN BRIDE
 TIME OF FAVOR
 MUNICH
 WALK ON WATER
 EXTREMELY LOUD, INCREDIBLY CLOSE
 2001, A SPACE ODYSSEY PN1997.T95 2007 dvd
 AVATAR
 THE MATRIX