Chicago Film Critics Association

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  • Research Paper On Social Media Addiction

    beneficial, we continue to experience problems with the virtual world that affect our lives emotionally and physically. [Add something about addiction.] As our addiction dives deeper into the world of social media we become detached from personal relationships. Body Image We are absolutely bombarded with media images these days and those images have a huge effect on the way we see ourselves. Body image has become the fiber of our culture. It is glamorized in magazines and on the big screen from rated G to rated R movies. Movies – including those aimed at young children – fare no better in representing women’s bodies realistically. A 2008 study found that female characters in G-rated animated films were actually more likely to have thin waists and large chests than their counterparts in live-action films – even when compared to characters in R-rated movies. Women’s magazines are full of articles urging that if you can just lose those last twenty pounds, you will have it all: the perfect marriage, loving children, great sex, and a rewarding career. Marketers know that girls and women who are insecure about their bodies are more likely to buy beauty products, new clothes, and diet aids, and a whole media industry has developed around fuelling body dissatisfaction. The effects of having the limelight on these images go beyond people buying diet and beauty products. Due to the overpowering presence of unrealistic body images, the idea of having an “imperfect” body is…

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  • The Importance Of Sex Education In My Family

    Sex Education Growing up Sex education was never really spoken about in my family, we had to learn as we go. My parents believed that I shouldn’t be talked about until I became sexually active. There were no birds and the bees or anything like that. In school, I’m sure I did have health class and maybe they did talk about sex and all that, but till this day I can’t remember nor did I really think it was important to me, because at that time I was not in a relationship. I know in high school they…

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  • Violence In The Media's Influence On Young Children

    Most of the time scenes from movies will need to be cut so that they can get a certain rating. NC-17, which stands for no children under seventeen, movies often try to get R ratings so that more viewers can see their movie. Is the proper amount of violence cut to make the movie valid? Often times movies will showcase a lot of blood and gore for movies that receive PG-13 ratings. Many things that occur in movies with certain ratings should be questioned to whether or not it should have received…

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  • The Role Of Sexuality In The Media

    were being displayed on camera for all to see, demonstrating a rapid progression in the acceptance of sexual acts over time in the film industry. Over time, a change has occurred in the regulation of content of American movies, signaling the collapse of governmental censorship. In the span of only five years, the government’s morality policy shifted so dramatically so as to allow even more mature content, having a powerful influence on the public (Brisbin, 16). Kirby Dick’s “This Film Not Yet…

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  • Edward Harrison Norton Character Analysis

    Entertainment Weekly wrote that Edward exhibits a performance that is equivalent to the Gere’s professionalism- he is as vibrant as Gere. The Austin Chronicle reviewer, Alison Macor wrote on Edward’s acting role and the nicely arranged tension emerging before the release of the film. Despite the multiple reassessments, Edward was awarded the Golden Globe Award and was also selected for an Academy Award for being the Best Supporting Actor. In the same year of receiving those awards, Edwards…

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  • Film Analysis: Black Swan

    Black Swan is a 2010 American psychological thriller-horror film directed by Darren Aronofsky. The film received five Academy Award nominations and Natalie Portman won the Best Actress award for the film, as well as many other Best Actress awards in several guilds and festivals. In addition, Darren Aronofsky was nominated for Best Director and the film itself received a nomination for Best Picture. Thirty-one awards is the number that this film received. Natalie Portman won Best Actress for…

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  • Gender Equality In Feminist Art

    You enter an art gallery and you come upon Cindy Sherman’s #10 untitled film still (fig. A.1.). In this photograph you see women squatting down on the floor; her skirt is pulled up. You are taken aback by the girl in this sexual position, and frankly, you are a bit uncomfortable. You then see the spilled groceries on the ground and place her in the place of a housewife, running around to cook dinner for her husband. The way that we view this photograph can be attributed back to the theory, of…

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  • Spike Lee's Controversial Films

    controversial films that explore race relations, political issues and urban crime and violence. His films include She's Gotta Have It and Do the Right Thing. Lee became a director of promise with his first feature film, She's Gotta Have It, in 1986. The film was shot in two weeks and cost $175,000 to make, but grossed more than $7 million at the box office, making it one of the most profitable films made in 1986. While a person's race shouldn’t dictate the quality of the films they make, it…

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  • Dreamgirls Analysis

    I 'm Still Pissed Off About the Oscars A funny thing happened on the way to the Academy Awards, A.K.A. the Oscars, in 2007. After early screenings with journalists and one at the Cannes festival, DreamGirls was widely deemed an Oscar frontrunner. It went on to be ranked 4th on the American Film Institute 's Best of 2006 list and won 3 out of 5 Golden Globes, including Best Picture-Comedy or Musical, Best Supporting Actor (Murphy) and Best Supporting Actress (Hudson). It also received nods and…

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  • Japanese War Bride Movie Analysis

    A critic from the New York Times commended King Vidor--the director of Japanese War Bride--for his ability to show the confusion and conflict that families and neighbors often had when encountering these women. The movie is rather melodramatic in its tone, but it accurately displays some of the troubles that actual Japanese war brides had in their marriages. Naoko Shibusawa argued that this film, as well as two other films released during the 1950s--Sayonara and Teahouse of the August…

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