Lady Macbeth; Victorian-era piece subverts the moral code

Lady Macbeth is the second really good film I’ve seen this year (the first being Graduation). Logan is very good in many ways and falls just behind in what has been a rather interesting year for movies. For starters, I can see these three movies being in my top 20 films of the year. Similar…

Alien Covenant review; David, the son of god.

Alien Covenant begins with a shot of David,looking at Michelangelo’s David sculpture and surmising the irony of his creation while playing softly, Wagner’s Das Rheingold: Entry Of The Gods into Valhalla. ‘If you created me,then who created you?’ ‘You created me but you will eventually die. And I won’t’. Then, as David pours Weyland his…

Rear Window review/analysis; Spaces between us

I’ll be doing mostly a literary/film analysis of Rear Window that I hope you find interesting. I’ve been told it’s a classic but I found it to be way ahead of it’s time and fundamentally different in the way the film sets itself to be. Sit back, relax and I hope you enjoy it 🙂…

Fences; Brute literary force and the failed American dream.

Denzel Washington quotes playwright August Wilson among giants of American literature as he went up to snag his award for best actor at the Screen Actors Guild awards. As a lover of literature, I was naturally excited when I found out that Denzel Washington and Viola Davis had performed the real play before they adapted…

The Neon Demon review; The figment is the flesh

I’m afraid auteur might even be an understatement for Nicholas Winding Refn. His first major film is his only universally appreciated film. Every major work since has been a cosmos of stylistic violence and stark imagery. Maybe it’s because of his partial colour-blindness and the way he that he compensates his art for himself.  Visually, it’s…

Eyes Wide Shut review; Degrees of transgressions

Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut is an interesting watch. The film has a distinct duotone feel to it. The rudimentary and routine life in the city contrasts the eerie and ritualized sexual escapades. Bill (Tom Cruise) and his wife’s (Nicole Kidmann) sexual frustrations and repressions have to be veiled in secrecy; But these very fantasies…

A snail’s view of the world;A poem

Living in my own world That’s what they think My shell is my house And some can’t fathom it to be  I retreat into it when I sleep and it moves as I do Being outcasted as a nomad is the truth I’m a slug that moves deliberately, a character in disguise Some eyes do not…

Body ⇄ Soul; A short play

This is my first short play, it’s kinda long at 2.4k words for a wordpress post, but if you aren’t put off by the length, I hope you guys can read it! I wanna see how good the response is for a ridiculously long story, if it’s good I might vary my flash fiction content…

200 followers!!

Hey everyone! So I’ve just reached 200 followers!! WOO! I can’t say how grateful and happy I am right now! My blog started around a year ago and I haven’t been active much after the first two-three months or so, and have only started to be more active in the end of last year. But…

MacBeth: An ode to Shakespeare

I have seen the horrors! What can be more horrific than seeing people doze off a third of the way into the film and many more lifeless, immovable bodies at the end. As the credits rolled, I watched and waited with amusement as no one left the theater. For the minority that enjoyed the film…