I must begin with a confession; like most ~cinephiles~ I tend to turn my nose up at superhero films (hi, Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola!). In a sense, it’s an occupational hazard, which equally shouldn’t really be an excuse. Yet, superhero films in their essence are a source of very accessible, populist entertainment, and that… Read more Continue reading Joker: Beyond Good and Evil
What struck me most about Tarkovsky’sAndrei Rublevis the utter bareness of the world depicted in the film. We begin our journey from above, piggybacking onto a man flying over the vastness of Russia on a prototype of a hot air balloon. As he looks down onto the land, he sees people sprawled around like ants,… Read more Continue reading Andrei Rublev and the Transcendent Artist
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