Monthly Archives: June 2012

Divisive and Disappointing: Prometheus

There has been a lot of talk about Ridely Scott’s new film Prometheus.  It has been quite some time since a mainstream film, let alone any new release, has evoked such divisive responses. Online and face to face discussions have abounded about the legitimacy of Scott as a filmmaker, what a film that asks only […]

Isolation vs Communion: Shame

“Film is the revelation of the truth of human behavior” -Satyajit Ray “It is obvious that our brokenness is often most painfully experienced with respect to our sexuality. My own and my friends struggles make it clear how central our sexuality is to the way we think and feel about ourselves. Our sexuality reveals to […]

The Search

“The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair. ― Walker Percy, The Moviegoer “Also the sea tosses itself and breaks itself, and […]

A Kingdom of Diversity: Moonrise Kingdom

Upon the release of Rushmore people pronounced Wes Anderson as a fresh new voice in modern cinema. His quirky characters, aesthetically succinct framing, and bizarre stories swept both critics and audiences off their feet. However only one feature film later, The Royal Tenenbaums, there was a questioning of Anderson’s ability to progress as a filmmaker. Would his movies, like those […]