CLOSE READING: Andrew takes an in-depth look at Jeff Nichols’ Take Shelter and the various disasters it reflects and foresees.
CLOSE READING: Lance examines David Lynch’s Blue Velvet and the violence it shows us on a micro level.
CLOSE READING: Rane examines the divisive The Neon Demon and its provocative director, Nicholas Winding Refn.
CLOSE READING: Andrew examines the mockumentary Trollhunter, and the collision of modern and pre-modern storytelling it contains.
CLOSE READING: Hannah examines Jiang Wen’s Devils on the Doorstop, and how it breaks down the dichotomies we often take for granted
CLOSE READING: Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot has been lauded for its transgressiveness for decades, but Reed warns against the film’s universal praise.
CLOSE READING: Military drones have left those aboard fearing blue skies. Reed writes about Eye in the Sky depicts these new warfare weapons.
CLOSE READING: As Casey Affleck nears a possible Academy Award, Reed looks back to his directing debut for clues about the actor views fame.
CLOSE READING: Andrew indulges in a close analysis of the preparations of the titular feast, as well as the nightmarish fears it provokes in the village in which it is set.