As You May Have Guessed: Blog Is On Hiatus

If it isn’t entirely apparent from the lack of new content, I haven’t been keeping up on this blog. That is not to say that my film watching has ceased, I just became over-burdened by the pressure I was putting on myself in keeping this thing going. At heart I am over-verbose, to put it … Continue reading

Bigger Than Life (1956): A Psychosis of the Real

Written by Cyril Hume and Richard Maibaum, based on an article in the New Yorker by Burton Roueche Directed by Nicholas Ray Starring James Mason, Barbara Rush, Christopher Olsen, and Walter Matthau       The period of time surrounding a large election, and the ensuing open discussion of political values, has a way of … Continue reading

Paranormal Activity 2 (2010), Paranormal Activity 3 (2011), & Phenomena (1985): Halloween as Phenomenally Active Fable

Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) Written by Michael R. Perry, Christopher Landon, and Tom Pabst Directed by Tod Williams Starring Sprague Grayden, Brian Boland, Molly Ephraim, and Katie Featherston     Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) Written by Christopher Landon Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman Starring Lauren Bittner, Christopher Nicholas Smith, Chloe Csengery, and Jessica … Continue reading

Prometheus (2012): The Logic of Faith and Other Weightless Mysteries

Written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof Directed by Ridley Scott Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, and Idris Elba       The allure of the mystery is fueled by desire, by the impulse to fill a void: a desire for knowledge, for an answer, for completion. The mystery provokes by exploiting a … Continue reading

Rosemary’s Baby (1968): The Devil and the Cathode Ray Tube

Written by Roman Polanski, based on the novel by Ira Levin Directed by Roman Polanski Starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, and Sidney Blackmer       There is a preciousness to the sanctity of one’s personal space that plays an important role in preserving a sense of stable selfhood. Regardless of the goings … Continue reading