Miltonic Creation & Destruction in ALIEN: COVENANT

Ridley Scott’s continuation of the Alien franchise explores the act of creation, drawing major parallels to John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost.

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PROMETHEUS Explores the Absent, Cruel Creator of Humanity

You don’t dig PROMETHEUS? Well, Father Gore does— so buckle up!

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A Dangerous Method: The Unbearable Burden of Knowing Freud and Jung

A Dangerous Method. 2011. Directed by David Cronenberg. Screenplay by Christopher Hampton, based on his play The Talking Cure. Starring Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Sarah Gadon, & Vincent Cassel. Telefilm Canada/Ontario Media Development Corporation/Corus Entertainment/eOne Films. Rated 14A. 99 minutes. Biography/Drama ★★★★ I’ll say it loud and proud ’till the day I die:Continue reading “A Dangerous Method: The Unbearable Burden of Knowing Freud and Jung”

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The Never Ending Terror of Eden Lake

Eden Lake. 2008. Directed & Written by James Watkins Starring Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender, Tara Ellis, Jack O’Connell, Finn Atkins, Jumayn Hunter, Thomas Turgoose, James Burrows, Tom Gill, Lorraine Bruce, Shaun Dooley, James Gandhi, Bronson Webb, Lorraine Stanley, & Rachel Gleeves. Rollercoaster Films/Aramid Entertainment Fund. Rated R. 91 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★★  There are many cityContinue reading “The Never Ending Terror of Eden Lake”

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Cotillard & Fassbender in a Properly Haunting Macbeth

Macbeth. 2015. Directed by Justin Kurzel. Screenplay by Jacob Koskoff, Michael Lesslie & Todd Louiso; based on the original play by William Shakespeare. Starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Paddy Considine, Lochlann Harris, Lynn Kennedy, Seylan Baxter, Brian Nickels, Hilton McRae, James Harkness, Ross Anderson, David Thewlis, Sean Harris and Elizabeth Debicki. See-Saw Films/DMC Film/ACE/Film 4/CreativeContinue reading “Cotillard & Fassbender in a Properly Haunting Macbeth”

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