"I can't save you"- Hoboman After watching a film as dense and awkwardly presented as Velvet Buzzsaw one might hope that a self-proclaimed critic such as myself can clarify the film in some regards or possibly legitimize your feelings of disdain or satisfaction. However, in this case I have to refrain and admit to you … Continue reading ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ What Exactly Am I Looking At?
The tagline for City of God is captivating for those uninitiated, but a loaded statement to reflect upon after viewing. “If you run, the beast catches you; if you stay,the beast eats you” the tag iterates how fated circumstances constructed by environment and attitude will inevitable cause demise. The chicken that darts across the streets … Continue reading Finding Your Way in the ‘City of God’
Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire uses Stella Kowalski’s abusive and unfulfilling relationship as a cautionary tale to portray the importance of letting go and leaving things behind. The parallels that All About My Mother produces comes to a different conclusion, the importance opting in, letting go of your insecurities and accepting your place. The whole conceit … Continue reading How a Streetcar,a Heart Transplant, and a Prostitute Reminds Me ‘All About My Mother’?
Jean-Luc Godard’s accusation against Francois Truffaut for presenting the process of filmmaking as something fraudulently sentimental is unjustified. The words spat by Godard to disparage Truffaut and his vision is more or less a statement on the quality of Day for Night, but a blunt statement that services as proof that la nouvelle vague, French … Continue reading Farce or Fantasy? Filmmaking Through the Lens of ‘Day for Night’
A barrage of paparazzi swarm around a starlet bombarding her with a multitude of questions. One question particularly stands out, and that is whether she considers Italian Neo-realism dead? The question seems incredibly dense in company of the other questions as well as to be directed towards a pop culture icon. The question is even … Continue reading The Pessimists Paradox: The Irony, Symbolism, and Cynicism of ‘La Dolce Vita’
The Denis Villeneuve directed, Jake Gyllenhaal starring mystery thriller Enemy shows a problematic clash when Adam Bell a history professor meets an actor who is his exact doppelganger. To everyone who has seen the film will agree that things are never quite as they seem and here we will debate the possible theories as to … Continue reading What Exactly is Happening in ‘Enemy’? (Debate/Theory)
The Tree The sturdy oak tree with its dispersed branches, leafy exterior and firm roots casts a symbolic image of ancestry. The seeds of future are protected by the shade of its elder tree, making continued prosperity the family business. One of the proudest family business in all of Hollywood is that of the Coppola … Continue reading The Feminine Mysticism of Sofia Coppola: Mapping the World and Painting Protagonists