Tag Archives: realism

Rembrandt: The power of his self portraits | National Gallery

Well, hello. I’m one of the freelance lecturers. I am James Heard, as Matthew said, and I’ve been here for some time. So long that I actually remember when this painting was very carefully analysed in 1989, and I’ll talk about that in a moment. I wonder if you share my anxiety going into a… Read More »

Beasts of No Nation: Crash Course Film Criticism #14

There are movies about war. And there are movies about kids. But the movies about war starring kids are more rare. Some are science fiction, like 2013’s Ender’s Game. Others follow children trying to survive during wartime, movies like Stephen Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun starring a young Christian Bale. Or John Boorman’s semi-autobiographical Hope… Read More »