Collection of my film analyses and thoughts. While I do take requests, more often I choose films to analyze not based on the depth or greatness of the film, but on a message within I feel needs to be surfaced.
Analysis of The Grey and The Revenant: Nature is Absurd
Two of the best existential films set in the dangers of the wild and how they lead to the Absurd.
Analysis of Mad Max: Fury Road and the Return to Humanism
Pulling out the uniquely humanist messages in this post-apocalypse reboot.
Analysis of Song of the Sea: Salvation by Folkore
Delve deep into the meanings and visuals of the animated triumph Song of the Sea.
A Critical Analysis of There Will Be Blood: Intensional Godhood
TWBB is only a tale about greed and capitalism on the surface; its deeper achievement is the study of Plainview as the intensional God.
Carpe Somnium: Analysis of Nolan’s Inception
Why Nolan’s Inception is the inception.
Borrowing Cameron’s Vision: Avatar Mini-Analysis
Entertainment and vision are not mutually exclusive.
Symbolism in Wall-E
Some thoughts about Wall-E’s symbolism for the natural and the artificial.
Thoughts on Superman
Supes vs Batman, why we love one more than the other.
Thoughts on Titus & Frida
Brief thoughts on two of my favorite films.
Thoughts on The Good Shepherd
The different “truths” of as the “wilderness of mirrors”.