Could This Actually Be True? The Secret Behind Synecdoche, New York

“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.”― Lloyd Alexander Life can only contain so many fleeting moments before it all comes to an end. A brutal fact that everyone must accept at some point I suppose. Few films demonstrate a perspective of life filled with such existential melancholy as … Continue reading Could This Actually Be True? The Secret Behind Synecdoche, New York

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’

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’