Screening Log #53: Hugo (2011)

Written by John Logan based on the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick Directed by Martin Scorsese Starring Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ben Kingsley, and Sacha Baron Cohen       It should be widely accepted by now that there is no objective sense of history, that history is actually a … Continue reading

Screening Log #36: Vampyr (1932)

Written by Carl Theodor Dreyer and Christian Jul, based on the book In A Glass Darkly by Sheridan Le Fanu Directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer Starring Julian West (Nicolas de Gunzburg), Jan Hieronimko, Rena Mandel, and Sybille Schmitz     There is a sense of loss inherent in any age of transition. As such, it … Continue reading

Screening Log #33: Blue Velvet (1986)

Written and Directed by David Lynch Starring Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Laura Dern, and Dennis Hopper         There is a version of America that exists in David Lynch’s head that maybe actually exists behind gestures and screens, behind the curtains of veneer and tedium, that he is merely more sensitive to than … Continue reading

Inception (2010): The Uncontrollable Multi-Directionality of an Idea

Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon Levitt in Inception

Christopher Nolan’s Inception is both striking and familiar, culminating a decade of his thematic exploration and positing a Hamlet for the digital age.