100 words or less: Oasis Review

I was too comfortable in “acceptable” notions of love until I watched Oasis. The heart-wrenching tale chronicles the growing romantic relationship between Jong-Du Hong, an intellectual challenged young man recently released from prison, and Gong-ju Han, a young woman living with cerebral palsy. I want to fully say “I love their love” but like otherContinue reading “100 words or less: Oasis Review”

City of God [Film of the Week # 6]

Brazil, the 1960s, samba music, and uncut violence. City of God is a film which moves like the ocean. At times, it’s calm and innocent offering an adventurous depiction of life told from the overlooked and (globally) peripheralized perspective of poor Black youth. But most of the time the film is unabashedly candid and roughContinue reading “City of God [Film of the Week # 6]”

100 words or less: La Chinoise [Jean-Luc Godard, 1967]

La Chinoise is a film where the ideologies shared by the film’s leads aren’t necessarily the ideologies promoted by the film. The film isn’t wholly calling to overthrow capitalism, despite how pervasive this thought is in the film, but is righteously critiquing the manner in which the French left, with their infatuation with rising communistContinue reading “100 words or less: La Chinoise [Jean-Luc Godard, 1967]”

The Simple Complexity of My Neighbor Totoro

As the first part of the title suggests, My Neighbor Totoro is an incredibly simple film. Two young girls, Mei and Satsuki, relocate with their father to a rural village in a beautifully sequestered home. For most of the film’s first half the high-energy and bubbly sisters explore their potentially haunted new house and aimlesslyContinue reading “The Simple Complexity of My Neighbor Totoro”

My Favourite 100 Films of the Decade (2010-2019)

I should preface that I absolutely love reading ranked lists of practically anything but despise making them myself. There is no way I could quantify and rank my love for these next 100 films. At some point in time, most of them were my favourite films at the time of their release. Nonetheless, I triedContinue reading “My Favourite 100 Films of the Decade (2010-2019)”

Introducing Filmagra

For anyone still out there, if you remember me, I am back once again to take another swing at the blogosphere. 4therace was truly my home in my later years of high school. When I started this website as an incredibly anxious and lost 15-year old, I simply wanted a space to spew my energyContinue reading “Introducing Filmagra”

I Made A Documentary on My Grandmother Titled ‘Leonie Superstar’

This short film was an assignment for my documentary class but I had never treated it as such. I hadn’t cared about my final grade or if it were going to be any good at all — well at least I did at first. I went in worried that I may not get all the footageContinue reading “I Made A Documentary on My Grandmother Titled ‘Leonie Superstar’”

Where do I Begin?

To answer the title: I have no idea. For those of you who are familiar with this site you know that I suck at balancing blogging with my college life. I’ve just completed my second year and still haven’t found a way to keep 4therace running like it had in High School. I see thatContinue reading “Where do I Begin?”

My Blogging New Years Resolution

Any stranger to 4therace should know that I am a lover of films. I hope to complete a minor in film at my school and continue film studies into graduate school. My dream is to become a film critic and possibly a screenwriter one day. 4therace is extremely special to me because I not onlyContinue reading “My Blogging New Years Resolution”