data science · films

Web Scraping IMDb with R

Web scraping is a method of automatically gathering data from websites in a structured manner and saving it into a local database or spreadsheet. Why would you do this? Maybe you want to compare the prices of similar products from different companies, or generate leads for your sales team, or find trend in a certain… Continue reading Web Scraping IMDb with R

events · films · linguistics

Conference Languages of Trauma

The conference "Languages of trauma", which took place between 25-26 November in Berlin, brought together scholars of cultural/film/media studies to discuss about the body/psyche, historiography, traumatology, and visual media - and everything in between. Here I will talk only about two of the seven talks, which made a bigger impression on me - namely on the… Continue reading Conference Languages of Trauma


Le film LEGO

Je viens de voir le film LEGO, après une longue atteinte impatiente; je suis sortie de la salle de cinéma avec une impression mitigée. Même s'il est annoncé comme un film d'animation destiné au divertissement des enfants, je crois que, de toute évidence, il porte des connotations plus sérieuses. À la surface, les régisseurs américains Chris Miller… Continue reading Le film LEGO