Examining Exodus: How Ridley Scott’s Film Hates Not Only Brown Actors, But All Actors

"I can’t mount a film of this budget [...] and say that my lead actor is Mohammad so-and-so from such-and-such." - Ridley Scott (2014) A feeling of castration and omission pervades the heart of Ridley Scott's new film, the big, lumbering, impersonal and frankly idiotic Exodus: Gods and Kings. Not only do many of the…Read more Examining Exodus: How Ridley Scott’s Film Hates Not Only Brown Actors, But All Actors

Film Review: Noah (2014)

When one thinks of the biblical tale of Noah's Ark, rock giants don't immediately spring to mind. There are no pitched battles either, where hordes of half-crazed garbage people bum rush the infamous boat, desperately attempting to escape wide-spread ecological devastation. In fact, much of Darren Aronofsky's adaptation of the Noah mythos feels like a…Read more Film Review: Noah (2014)

Hunchbacks, Hellfire and ANArKH: On the Differences and Shared Delirium of Two Frollos

As the primary antagonist from Victor Hugo's iconic novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Dom Claude Frollo has appeared in all of the book's countless adaptations. What is a testament to this character's depth is how memorable he remains regardless of the medium. Take for example Disney's 1996 adaptation, which on its surface seems like…Read more Hunchbacks, Hellfire and ANArKH: On the Differences and Shared Delirium of Two Frollos

Film Review: Bruce Almighty (2003)

One only needs to briefly scan Jim Carrey's filmography to understand his malleability. From the loveable albeit idiotic yo-yo’s of Dumb and Dumber and Ace Ventura to the searing, nuanced performances delivered in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Truman Show, Jim Carrey has proven that he can do it all. So why does…Read more Film Review: Bruce Almighty (2003)

“Don’t Lose Your Way” – Thoughts on Christopher Nolan’s Transformation from Hard-Boiled Nihilist to Simpering Moralizer

From the ice-cold amorality of his debut feature, Following, to the electrifying and nihilistic conclusion of Memento, Christopher Nolan's film career seemed to once hold great promise. However, in the years that followed Nolan's sensibilities changed dramatically. This seismic change is evident not only in his films possessing  a continually inflated scope, or his casts…Read more “Don’t Lose Your Way” – Thoughts on Christopher Nolan’s Transformation from Hard-Boiled Nihilist to Simpering Moralizer