Screening Log #66: Cosmopolis (2012)

Written by David Cronenberg, based on the novel by Don DeLillo Directed by David Cronenberg Starring Robert Pattinson, Sarah Gadon, Kevin Durand, and Paul Giamatti     As the internet becomes more and more prevalent, as it becomes more deeply embedded into the personal, social, and economic, daily lives of people, there is a corresponding … Continue reading

Iron Man (2008) and Iron Man 2 (2010): Futurism and the Ever-Expanding American Frontier

In the afterglow of Thor and the early dawn of Captain America I take some time to think about Marvel’s first Avenger (in terms of production schedule) and how he relates to America.

Contempt (1963): An Epic Subversion of Hollywood Desire

Jean-Luc Godard’s thematic and methodical companion piece to Une Femme est Une Femme employs the self-reflexivity of cinema to interrogate the construction of desire and contempt in Hollywood adaptations.