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 […]

Master of None, Bicycle Thieves, and The Blind Man’s Lost Dog

It has become a common theory in the world that through our long history of storytelling that a point is being reached that all the stories have already been told. The thought behind this belief mostly stems from the advancement of media literacy, recognizing skeleton story frames such as the “Hero’s Journey” and other archetypes […]