How a Streetcar,a Heart Transplant, and a Prostitute Reminds Me ‘All About My Mother’?

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’?

Advertisements

Farce or Fantasy? Filmmaking Through the Lens of ‘Day for Night’

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’

The Pessimists Paradox: The Irony, Symbolism, and Cynicism of ‘La Dolce Vita’

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’

What Exactly is Happening in ‘Enemy’? (Debate/Theory)

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 Feminine Mysticism of Sofia Coppola: Mapping the World and Painting Protagonists

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

The True Meaning Behind Netflix Original ‘Before I wake’

Film has this amazing intrinsic quality of capturing the imagination. Unraveling our subconscious, and exploring the beauty of interpretation. No film has reminded me of such quality than the recent Netflix addition in Before I Wake. The movie is wonderful, staring Kate Bosworth and Thomas Jane as two grieving parents who after the death of … Continue reading The True Meaning Behind Netflix Original ‘Before I wake’

Who is the True Feminine Figure in Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House’?

The Shattered Doll Preface: This is a short academic and critical analysis done on the the representation of Feminism found in Ibsen's A Doll's House. More specifically it was prompted to compare and contrast the portrayals of the two main female characters in accordance to my own definition of feminism. I decided that it would … Continue reading Who is the True Feminine Figure in Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House’?