Category: CINEMA

ROCKY FORUM | The De-Italianization of Rocky Balboa: The Italian Stallion’s Path to Becoming an American Hero

  Author: Juan Rodríguez Santos University of Alcalá Download PDF version If you polled Americans to identify which character in all cinema best represents American values, it is quite likely that many would choose Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone). Without a doubt,...

The Halloween Handbook

Author: Jack Wolfe The Halloween Handbook Download PDF version This little work, “the halloween handbook,” is not a movie review nor a making-of retrospective; and though some analyses and evaluations are involved, neither is it film criticism, for it avoids...

Showgirls Comes of Age /pt.1

Download PDF version Showgirls, Paul Verhoeven’s much-maligned erotic film, celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary later this year. This essay seeks to re-assess the film—which was almost universally derided upon its release in 1995—now that it is a quarter of a century...

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