Mandy (2018)

Mandy (2018)
“The Sins of the Fathers” In The Anxiety of Influence: A Theory of Poetry (1973), literary critic Harold Bloom famously postulates a Freudian theory of intertextuality. Resulting from his study of Romantic poets, Bloom defines six potential relationships between new artists and their forebears. I propose using Bloom’s theory to study an actual father/son relationship, ...

Trumbo (2015)

Trumbo (2015)
“The Hollywood One and a Half” The obvious importance of Trumbo (Jay Roach, 2015), the new biopic of Hollywood Ten screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston), is that it reminds us that our own chilling contemporary political climate is merely an echo of a movie we’ve regrettably had to sit through before. With Donald Trump doing ...