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National Treasure – Sacralising the Nation

It seems befitting the Fourth of July to write about American myth-making. By ‘myth’, I do not mean something false, but the narrative vehicle for what is held as valuable and meaningful. Myths are, therefore, ‘true’ rather than ‘accurate’ representations … Continue reading

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AVP: Alien vs Predator – Postcolonialism

In Alien vs Predator, Hollywood is clearly establishing high beauty standards for non-humans. Predator’s dreadlocks and physique make him the non-human hero, while Alien is relegated to being a baddie simply because he’s just … err, green slime dripping all … Continue reading

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