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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.

 

  • The 2012 supernatural horror film Sinister tells the story of a crime-writer who moves into a house with a gruesome history.Film critic Liz Faber takes a…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • A Liar's Autobiography, Volume VI is a comical autobiography written by Graham Chapman of Monty Python fame, featuring a fictionalized account of his…
  • 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.…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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…