Film studies: Five of 2021’s Best Films

Ref: C3680281

The course will make an assessment of the films in question, looking at any cinematic influences from the past. For example NOMADLAND, starring Frances McDormand, provides an opportunity to consider earlier films dealing with women handling extremely difficult situations and issues. NO TIME TO DIE lets us review the changing world James Bond has faced over the years since first appearing on screen in 1962.

Course aim

The primary aim will be to deepen our ability to critique some recent critically acclaimed films and recognise their cinematic influences

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • evaluate the contributions that these films have made to cinema
  • identify various cinematic devices employed in these films
  • appreciate the differing concerns and preoccupations of certain movie-makers
  • recognize the interplay between past masterpieces and contemporary films
  • work efficiently with Zoom and WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit:

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Film studies: Five of 2021’s Best Films


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