Paradise Bound: Interstellar and the Quest for Dimensional Transcendence

In the beginning, God created Adam. Then, because Adam was lonely, God made Eve. When Eve fell, she led Adam to fall with her and God expelled them both from the garden of Eden. In the 17th Century, English poet John Milton provided his own take on the story of Adam and Eve in his epic poem Paradise … Continue reading Paradise Bound: Interstellar and the Quest for Dimensional Transcendence

Gone Girl: Media Gaze and the Feminine Spectacle

[Spoilers Within] In David Fincher’s Gone Girl, the media is a character in and of itself. It acts with considerable agency, guiding our thoughts and perceptions, casting autonomous judgement with an unquestioned air of authority. From an early point, the film wisely encourages us to ask “Whose story is this?” and as the tale unwinds … Continue reading Gone Girl: Media Gaze and the Feminine Spectacle

Baz Luhrmann’s Gilded Dreams — “The Great Gatsby” Review

The Great Gatsby unfolds upon the screen like a cross between two of Baz Luhrmann’s earlier films -- the sparkly romance of Romeo + Juliet met with the hypnotic bacchanalia of Moulin Rouge. In typical Lurhmann tradition, the stories contain familiar themes: tragic lovers, missed connections, and societal and/or economic obstacles that prevent such love … Continue reading Baz Luhrmann’s Gilded Dreams — “The Great Gatsby” Review