Want to engage with the movies you watch? I've created a Visual Literacy Primer to make your trips to the theatre more interesting, informative, and empowering. Part 2 is all about learning to read "the shot" and figure out just what the filmmaker means | Read it at onecriticalbitch.com

Visual Literacy: Reading the Shot

Visual Literacy is how we make meaning from art. Remember the first post in this series? In our increasingly digital, fast-paced, and visual world, visual literacy – knowing how to read an image (that is, determine its implied meaning and direction) – is absolutely the most important thing you can learn to do right now…

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#20: American Psycho

A lot’s already been said about¬†American Psycho. It was Christian Bale’s breakout role, it’s based on an incendiary satire by Bret Easton Ellis, it bashes Yuppie culture, materialism, Wall Street, etc. It’s a favorite of most college aged males (in my experience), and it is definitely¬†very good. I don’t think enough is said about Mary…

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