“I’m looking at you looking”: Sight and Oversight in The Aviator’s Wife

The conflict within The Aviators Wife is instigate by François overseeing his girlfriend Anne as she leaves her flat with a man. In the briefest of moments, he is able to work out that the man in question is in fact Anne’s ex-lover, the aviator Christian. This sighting sends François’ world into a tailspin. Sleep deprived and … Continue reading “I’m looking at you looking”: Sight and Oversight in The Aviator’s Wife

“I am happy just as I am”; The Quotidian in Late Spring

Yasujirô Ozu is notorious for his slow-paced family dramas and the explorations of profound human emotions through the seemingly mundane plots. Late Spring is no different. The plot revolves around the daily life of an elderly professor and his unmarried and firmly devoted daughter. The majority of the action takes place within the confines of their house … Continue reading “I am happy just as I am”; The Quotidian in Late Spring

The Kids are Not Alright; Society and Trauma in Mindhunter Season 2

I love crime. Do you love crime? I bet you do. And who else knows we love crime? David Fincher.  In fact, he knows it so well that the new season of Mindhunter cannot stop satirising our sick fascination with crime. We are the middle-aged professional fathers at a barbeque, pestering Bill Tench for details … Continue reading The Kids are Not Alright; Society and Trauma in Mindhunter Season 2

Welcome

It is a truth universally acknowledged that an unemployed English Literature student must be in want of a verbal outlet. In a sense, this is not a film review website. I won’t say directly whether something is good, bad or mediocre. What I want to do is to explore certain themes and thoughts raised by … Continue reading Welcome