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

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011): Difficulties In A “New” Age of Agency

Written by Steven Zaillian, based on the novel by Stieg Larsson Directed by David Fincher Starring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Stellan Skarsgård, and Christopher Plummer       There is an inherent difficulty, perhaps even potential impossibility, in attempting to critique a system from a position within it. It is impossible to speak critically of … Continue reading

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and The Tree of Life (2011): Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite Grace of Nature

I watch 2001: A Space Odyssey and Tree of Life together to compare and contrast the films and how they may be read together.

Screening Log #7: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)

For me, a child who passed through adolescence in the 90’s and possessed of an intense love of the comic medium, the recent surge into financial and cultural viability of comics and graphic novels has been sort of astounding. Born into the right generation as I moved into the lucrative 20-something target audience of Hollywood, … Continue reading