Tag Archives: violence on film

1976: Haunted by 1968

I have spent much of the last few weeks drafting and re-drafting a chapter for a forthcoming edited collection on Memory and Trauma in Mexican Visual Culture, a project I am co-editing with Miriam Haddu. My chapter considers three films … Continue reading

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Violence in Heli

Find my recent post  “VIOLENCE AS NARRATIVE FUNCTION OR, SOME THOUGHTS ON WHY HELI DIVIDES CRITICS” in Mediático: http://reframe.sussex.ac.uk/mediatico/2014/06/30/violence-as-narrative-function-or-some-thoughts-on-why-heli-divides-critics/  

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Passive, Silent and Metaphorical Woman: Miss Bala (Gerardo Naranjo, 2011)

I came to Gerardo Naranjo’s Miss Bala (2011) with some trepidation.  There was much discussion about it at LASA 2012 in San Francisco, as a disappointing film for several reasons.  There was also a sense that many were jaded that the “single … Continue reading

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