Tag Archives: Horror

Mother! (2017)

Mother! weaves so many threads and asks so many questions that grappling with the whole picture in less than 1000 words is daunting. In many ways, the film is about the entire history of humanity condensed into one house and two hours of run-time. Evoking both the life-cycles of The Fountain and the Judeo Christian traditions of Noah, writer/director Darren Aronofsky uses Mother! to meld of his Eastern and Western ideas into one film. Continue reading Mother! (2017)

Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

What is the power of a story? As much as people enjoy stories, it’s often easy to dismiss stories, especially works of fiction, as things that hold little power or meaning. The self-important and pragmatic will often dismiss works of fiction as “just stories,” the kind of material meant to teach children basic moral lessons or feed the minds of less high-minded people. Continue reading Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)

Get Out (2017)

“As long as I’m in Polo’s smilin’ they think they got me
But they would try to crack me if they ever see a black me”
-Kanye West (Gorgeous)

Around the time Barack Obama became the first black president in the United States, the term “Obama’s post-racial America” began to get thrown around. I found it unsettling at the time because it was the kind of term people throw around who are the last kind of people who should be making the observation of whether or not America is post-racial. Continue reading Get Out (2017)