“You take the blue pill…the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill…you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.” When Morpheus uttered those words to Neo, he created an iconic example of pop culture symbolism: the…Read More
“Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog” (Psalm 22:20) Does anyone remember Jane Campion? Allow me to clarify: does anyone, who is not a complete film nerd, remember Jane Campion? The name may bring up fond memories of the 1993 film The Piano, a winner of three Academy Awards.…Read More
The first edition of Frank Herbert’s 1965 science fiction novel, Dune, is approximately 412 pages long; for comparison, Tolkien’s Fellowship of the Ring is 423 pages long. It would take the average reader, assuming they read one page a minute, nearly 7 hours to finish the book. When adapting such lengthy stories from page to screen, directors and…Read More
Spoiler Warning: Vulgarity I had returned home after a long day at work. It was a Sunday night and I wanted to watch something fun and mindless. Why I thought a political satire from Jon Stewart was a good idea is beyond me. Perhaps, the film’s sub two-hour runtime was enough to sway me; or…Read More
With The Last Duel, Ridley Scott delivers a brutal and bloody Medieval epic. The story may be set in 1300s France, but the themes are still relevant today. Taking the first script written together by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck since Good Will Hunting, Scott tells a tale about male vanity and arrogance, and female suffering. The…Read More
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