Liz Faber

SIU Reviews

Liz Faber is a doctoral candidate in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Her movie critiques are a featured segment of SIU Reivews on WSIU Public Radio.

Liz’s area of study is primarily focused on sound and voice in cinema and TV as well as psychoanalytic film theory, feminist theory, and genre studies.  She is also interested in found footage, mobile media, and the digital manipulation of voices and short films that show how sound influences the meaning of an image.


 

SIU Reviews: Sinister

May 17, 2013
Lionsgate

The 2012 supernatural horror film Sinister tells the story of a crime-writer who moves into a house with a gruesome history.

The 2012 South Korean science-fiction anthology film  Doomsday Book tells three separate stores of human self-destruction in the modern high-tech era.

Film Critic Liz Faber takes a closer look for this edition of  SIU Reviews.
 

Doomsday Book is out on DVD.

Liz Faber is a doctoral candidate in the college of Mass Communication and Media Arts at SIU Carbondale. She is a regular contributor to  SIU Reviews.

 

Set in the near future,  Robot & Frank, is not your usual buddy film...

Frank, a former jewel thief, receives a robot butler from his son.  The robot is programmed to look after him, but soon the two companions try their luck at one last heist.  Film critic Liz Faber has more in this edition of  SIU Reviews.
 


Robot and Frank is currently out on DVD.

Liz Faber is a regular contributor to  SIU Reviews.  She is a doctoral candidate in the college of mass communication and media arts at SIUC.

SIU Reviews: Goats

Mar 1, 2013

The 2012 coming of age film Goats chronicles the life of a teen age boy who is getting ready to head off to prep school.

Film critic Liz Faber takes a closer look in this edition of SIU Reviews.

  Goats is currently out on DVD.  Liz Faber is a doctoral candidate in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts at SIU-C.

She is a regular contributor to SIU Reviews.

Imagine what would happen if a new “street drug” turned people into shape-shifting aliens in a parallel universe? That’s the premise behind the movie John Dies at the End. 

For this edition of SIU Reviews, film critic Liz Faber takes a closer look at the movie that’s based on the novel by David Wong.

John Dies at the End is currently in limited release.  Liz Faber is a doctoral student in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts at SIU Carbondale.  She is a regular contributor to SIU Reviews. 

A Liar's Autobiography, Volume VI is a comical autobiography written by Graham Chapman of Monty Python fame, featuring a fictionalized account of his life.  It’s also the basis of the animated film A Liar's Autobiography The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman.

Film Critic Liz Faber takes a closer look at this rather irreverent film.

A Liar's Autobiography The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman will be released on DVD on February 12th.

The 2012 documentary  Her Master's Voice looks inside the life of ventriloquist Nina Conti.

Film Critic Liz Faber has more for this edition of  SIU Reviews. Liz Faber is a doctoral candidate in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts.  She is a regular contributor to  SIU Reviews.

You can hear all of her reviews on line at wsiunews.org.
 

Magnolia Pictures

Actor Morgan Freeman reunites with director Rob Reiner in The Magic of Belle Isle

Film Critic Liz Faber takes a closer look at the movie that tells the story of a errant writer who finds his inspiration again.

The Magic of Belle Isle is currently out on DVD.  Liz Faber is a doctoral candidate in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts at SIUC with an emphasis in psychoanalytic film theory.

Memento Films International

The 2011 Iranian drama A Separation tells the story of a middle class couple who separate while struggling with the care of an elderly father.

Film Critic Liz Faber takes a closer look at this Academy Award winning film.

A Separation is currently out on DVD.  Liz Faber is a Doctoral Candidate at Southern Illinois University with an emphasis in psychoanalytic film theory.

Walt Disney

The recent Tim Burton film  Frankenweenie tells the story of young Victor and his science experiment that brings his beloved dog Sparky back to life with some unintended consequences.

Liz Faber takes a closer look in this edition of  SIU Reviews.

Liz Faber is a doctoral student in the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. SIU Reviews  is a regular re-occurring series produced by the SIUC Department of Cinema and Photography.