Welcome to Reel Talk.
My name is Ana, and I have always been a lover of films. I’ve always loved to critique them as well. This blog is the result of my January 2021 New Year’s resolution, but I hope that, unlike most, I do not give it up in the first week of February. My thoughts are not backed my an academic study of film as an art, but I like to approach films with a socio-political and historical lens. I am a BA student of History at Exeter University, and I specialise in social history such as gender and race. This background allows me to see not just the artistic nature of the film, but also where it sits in the social context of its time. I try to keep my writing down to earth and grounded, partially because one of the biggest challenges historians face is climbing down from their ivory towers, but also because I just want to chat. Welcome to Reel Talk.