[caption id="attachment_34179" align="alignleft" width="190"] MD 2021/1[/caption] Media Development 2021-1 Coming To A Screen Near You: The Future of Cinema Why do we need cinema? Is it simply a form of escapism from the day-to-day...
By Philip Lee
It’s a difficult question. Why do people need cinema? Is it merely to take us out of ourselves, to relieve ourselves temporarily of the burdens of life? Is it simply a form of escapism from the day-to-day problems that beset us – personal, familial, financial, moral, spiritual?
By Heidi Ippolito
2020 has been a year of apocalyptic revelations in the U.S., uncovering national failings and imaginative alternatives amidst turbulent times. An inadequate national response to a global pandemic, raging environmental disasters, a chaotic presidential election, and an ongoing reckoning for racial inequity and police violence.
By John P. Ferré
The last decade has been a strong one for critically acclaimed movies about faith. With the exception of Spotlight, the $20 million Universal Studios release about the Boston Globe’s investigation of paedophile priests that won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay, movies about faith have been independent productions made with modest budgets.
By Gabriella Lettini
The early days of filmmaking led scholars, artists, and intellectuals of the era to engage in heated discussions on whether cinema was an artistic expression at all or merely a new form of technology and on how cinema was different from any other art.