Screening Log #75: Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

Written by James Cameron and William Wisher Jr. Directed by James Cameron Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, and Richard Patrick       As I’ve mentioned before, the binary opposition between synthetic and organic life presented in James Cameron’s The Terminator is complicated by the series’ second film, Terminator 2: Judgement Day. What … 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

Screening Log #71: The Terminator (1984)

Written by James Cameron, Gale Ann Hurd, and William Wisher Jr. Directed by James Cameron Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and Michael Biehn       There’s one strain of conventional of thinking that ascribes a generative kind of logic to man’s – the gendering here is intentional – pursuit of technological advancement. Where the … Continue reading

Screening Log #67: Inseminoid (1981)

Written by Nick Maley and Gloria Maley Directed by Norman J. Warren Starring Judy Geeson, Robin Clark, and Stephanie Beachem       From the very dawn of its self-awareness, humankind has been, on some basic and intrinsic level, entirely creeped out by the idea of reproduction. The notion that there can be an organism … Continue reading

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