Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)
“Performance Trumped” Because they help sad people laugh, comedy films are often dismissed by critics. However, in a culture where entertainment has consumed our news and politics, it’s imperative we examine how such films function. In The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life (1959), sociologist Erving Goffman employs dramaturgical analysis to study how people relate ...

Alps (2011)

Alps (2011)
“Climb Every Mountain, Forge the Ionian Sea” Alps (2011), Yorgos Lanthimos’ film prior to The Lobster is an even more aggressive Surrealistic assault on our impoverished human relationships, indicting American popular culture as the language of our isolation. The film begins with a long shot of a female gymnast practicing her rhythmic routine with a ...