Adaptation: The Fabrication Of One’s Own Truth

Adaptation: The Fabrication Of One’s Own Truth

You move through a movie and its landscapes as if you’re lead to an unknown place in the dark. Meanwhile, all your senses are heightened and your sense perceptions vigilant. Watching Spike Jonze’s Adaptation felt a lot like this. It has a bold start; fragile in its making that could just as easily have...

Mug: The Epitome That Is Identity

Mug: The Epitome That Is Identity

What does it mean to be nobody but yourself? Does your appearance and how you look, to others, play a role in the framing of your own self? The roots that anchor your physical appearance are shallow but they still exist. And in the face of society, friends, relatives, and family members do things...

A Woman Is A Woman: Blame It On Patriarchy

A Woman Is A Woman: Blame It On Patriarchy

The setting of a film as vivid, euphoric, and amusing as Jean-Luc Godard’s A Woman Is A Woman transcends normalcy. It’s not your “everyday” kind of film. But it is a film that encapsulates the “every day” of life in a rare format. The bursts of singing, dancing, the bustle of the city, and...

Shame: The Extraction of Soul into Body

Shame: The Extraction of Soul into Body

It’s difficult to view movies of such nature with open-minded curiosity. But somehow, the individuality and ruggedness of Michael Fassbender’s character, Brandon, makes it axiomatic. Especially when held under the same breath and torch as his sister, Sissy’s (Carrey Mulligan) life.   In Steve McQueen’s “Shame,” the story circles around the life of a...