Like the Greek tragedy of its time, The Bachelor is one of the best modern portrayals of the human condition.
The truth of any good tale is the thing that makes it art. Without truth, art’s power to change the way we see things fails in the hands of the artists and remains, then, merely words on a page.
The psychological elements of Hitchcock’s "Psycho" remain crystallized in our cultural zeitgeist to this day, inspiring new generations of horror filmmakers. The rise of Jordan Peele, Ari Aster, and Robert Eggers signals a contemporary shift.
If I like a film enough after the first watch, I think about it nonstop for weeks on end. I ponder the moments that made me shudder and gasp.
Chappelle's casual and conversational performance style in this special has a very specific function: It gets the audience on his side.
"People have never seemed so precious. / Like the earth from outer space, / beautiful and beyond me."
I believe that catcalling serves the double function of allowing the collective chauvinist culture to flex its muscles in the streets in order to keep women in a state of submission, and of allowing individual men to boost their egos by engaging in an activity that gives them a feeling of power.