Tag Archives: Hollywood

Vice. Trumpesque Hollywood for a Disenchanted Era

Vice is a missed opportunity. A more coherent, subtle, and ironical effort could have presented Dick Cheney as a key actor in ushering in the descent into the current paranoia, conspiracy theories, and anti-establishment populism. Dick Cheney was Secretary of … Continue reading

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The Originals – Bourdieu & Hollywood’s tack

The Originals is a most unoriginal show trying to bank on the image of seduction and transgression of vampires whilst being utterly conventional. The Originals are the ‘original vampires’ from whom all other vampires have descended. They come from medieval … 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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