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

Screening Log #46: Shame (2011)

Written by Abi Morgan and Steve McQueen Directed by Steve McQueen Starring Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, and Nicole Beharie       There is something to be said for establishing a strong relationship between form and content. In any piece of art, the medium and manner through which the message is transmitted … Continue reading

Screening Log #40: A Dangerous Method (2011)

Written by Christopher Hampton, based on his play “The Talking Cure” and John Kerr’s book A Dangerous Method Directed by David Cronenberg Starring Michael Fassbender, Kiera Knightley. Viggo Mortensen, and Vincent Cassel       There is an intimate relationship that develops between a patient and their doctor in any medical discipline. A patient shares the … Continue reading

Capsule Collection: Summer/Fall 2011 Viewing, 2011 Part 2

My catch up concludes here with the final 5 films – that I’ve managed to keep track of and remember – watching over the last few months.