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Captain America: Civil War reviewed by a girl who has never seen a Marvel film
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Captain America: Civil War reviewed by a girl who has never seen a Marvel film

*WARNING, THIS REVIEW CONTAINS MINOR SPOILERS FOR ‘CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR.* Since ‘Iron Man’ was released in 2008, and especially since ‘The Avengers’ was released in 2012, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has dominated screens of cinemas everywhere. Personally, it has never been something that has interested me, or that I’ve particularly understood. I have never … Continue reading

Performing Masculinity in Dog Day Afternoon
Anything and Everything / Feminist Criticism

Performing Masculinity in Dog Day Afternoon

In Dog Day Afternoon, the character of Sonny, played by Al Pacino, performs dangerous hyper-masculinity, as a hot tempered Vietnam veteran for the consumption and exploitation of the predatory media, police, and overzealous crowds. But the audience sees that there are significant ruptures between Sonny’s performed masculine persona and self. I will look at the … Continue reading