Author: brittanypberry4

New High Score


I don’t want to beat around the bush with this one- I did not enjoy the episodes I watched of this show.

I probably have seen more anime/ Japanese television and media than I have of the other cultures and even so my experience is quite limited.

I briefly learnt Japanese in high school, so I have a preliminary understanding of the culture and customs, however I feel like this understanding is probably not that useful in developing a thorough understanding of Japanese culture.

I do enjoy watching cartoons, so it was nice to have a change of visuals for this last week’s screening. I think cartoons (obviously) change the watching experience and initially I thought that this would be light-hearted and for kids- boy was I wrong.

The blatant sexualisation of children who were meant to be in sixth class, which in Japan means the children are about 11…

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You can’t have your cake and eat it too.


Cake Pakistan, not quite the movie cover I was expecting

I know next to nothing about Pakistan. My cultural frame of reference is limited to the fact that I know Pakistan have a good cricket team and even when I searched “Pakistan famous cricketer” I was only familiar with one name (Imran Khan). Now I don’t know if this says more about my lack of knowledge of Pakistan or of cricket, or a combination of both. Either way, my understanding of Pakistan is limited.

My lack of understanding meant that I had to google the language that was being used, I googled the predominant language in Pakistan and found that it was Urdu, this was also supported by Netflix’s feature which shows the language in the movie.

However, the language in the movie swapped quite frequently between English and Urdu and the phrases that were said in English were quite…

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Hell Hath No Furie


First of all, this movie was amazing. Second of all, this movie was amazing.

If you have seen this movie, you would forgive me for ending my blog post there, because I truly enjoyed it. It was the movie that I was hoping it would be, fantastic female role models, beautiful cinematography and a lot of fight scenes. Also, I watched it with a fellow BCM-er (Hey Kate!) so it was a bit of an experience, and watching a show with a friend is always a million times better. I was also lucky enough to be able to witness the reactions of another person whilst watching the movie.

Going into the movie, I had no idea what the premise was (other than it containing mixed martial arts) nor did I know that it had a female lead. I also don’t know that much about Vietnam and Vietnamese culture, most of…

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Ombak Bagus


My cultural background could not be more colonial and typically European if it tried. On one side my grandparents are English and on the other side my grandparents are Irish, so watching foreign language films wasn’t exactly a family pastime. Although as an adult I also haven’t put much effort in to watching foreign language films either, so ‘Love for Sale’ (2018) was pretty out of my film comfort zone.

I also have limited knowledge of Indonesia, having not consumed much media from Indonesia nor having travelled there. However, my best friend is Indonesian, and my partner has travelled throughout Indonesia extensively. Between the two of them, they make up pretty much my entire frame of reference for Indonesian culture. My friend probably provides me with a more accurate cultural insight compared to the surf-centric perspective my partner provides.

I really wanted to like this film. I really did…

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