A Lacanian analysis of David Cronenberg’s" M. Butterfly" and Nagisa Oshima’s "In the Realm of the Senses."
There was a time when our relationship with our world felt more harmonious. Our parents flourished in those days.
However malevolent food may seem in "Spirited Away," and in the gorging of ourselves we are advised against as children to thin mothers and health conscious fathers, it is a tool of inspiration and a mode of divine salvation.
Lady Bird (2017) taught me more about my relationship with my hometown and the people in it in ninety-five minutes than I could figure out in nineteen years.
Pushing through twin doors at the end of the hall, I arrive at an empty theater. What have I come here for? What do I want the theater to do for me–to do to me?
I found comfort in "Marriage Story" because it felt like what I wished my family's story could have been.
Whether representations of violence can help to rectify the unjust treatment of the oppressed is a familiar topic of debate, but our discussions focus too much on the intention of the creator and not enough on the effect on viewers.
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.
Jordan Peele's 2019 film makes a political statement with an unnerving horror, but the audience remains at a safe distance.