Thirty-One: Survival of… Oh, it’s Just You

In honor of the upcoming release of Ridley Scott’s film, The Martian (2015), it seemed necessary to ponder the idea of survival of what seems like the ‘impossible’. The typical stories of how this situation…

Film Thirty: Dystopia in a Bottle

Thirty: Dystopia in a Bottle By Scott M. Waldman “Imagine a city beyond imagination. Free from…” Wait a minute. This message sounds familiar doesn’t it? It appears often over multiple forms of media, where a…

Film Review: The Plot Thickens…

By Scott M. Waldman In film’s earliest moments, the idea of filmmaking was to portray life in its context or an event that was, to one’s eyes, a work of art. As film evolved, so…

Twenty-Seven: Ex Machina (2015)

By: Scott M. Waldman Every so often (once or twice a year), there comes a film in the sci-fi department that really makes you question everything. It makes you, the viewer, question what it means…

Film Twenty-Five: The Summer Blockbuster

By: Scott M. Waldman The sun has risen to greater heights and temperatures have finally gone to values above 50°F. Time at the beach, spontaneous vacations to desert islands, and a plethora of big-name films…

Twenty-Three: Technology on Screen

  By: Scott M. Waldman In the beginning of film, the projected image was the stepping stone that caused a new artistic format to emerge. After many improvements and innovations, the combination of light and…

Film Column #20: Moving On/Off the Timeline

In any part of a history class, the main learning materials will often be literary or theatrical interpretations of historical events. The literary materials can be history books, online articles, or ancient stone tablets. Meanwhile,…