Accept for Publication:
No. While I am not familiar enough with either of the films this essay discuss [the essay only discusses one film, btw] to be commenting on the article—so take my comments with a grain of salt—the essay itself is written in too digressive a style to be published, in my opinion.
Does this article provide solid research? Does the article show awareness of previous, established scholarship on the topic?
Is this article well-written?
No: it is too digressive in style.
Does the article provide strong support and concrete examples for its discussion?
I don’t think the article makes its point effectively, so no.
Does the article contain accurate quotations from sources and accurate documentation in terms of page numbers?
I assume it does.
Does the article advance the study of or findings in [the field] in a significant way?