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Beginnings and Endings
– July 14, 2016
A heavily abridged version of my master's thesis, a discussion of the nature of narrative and of aesthetic narrative. It's two, primary, creative texts are not literary, but are the films The Truman Show and Blade Runner.
Crash Davis vs. the Zombies (Review: Poetry Magazine (Oct. 2015) – Part IX)
– posted to the PDC blog April 15, 2016
– added to the Cabinet May 25, 2016
Closing essay to the nine part series: a mostly free standing essay on the discourse on literature and its state in contemporary literary and poetry culture. Also: expertise, democracy, the vote, and zombie films.
Aesthetic exploration of eroticism through three Hammer films: Lust for a Vampire, The Vampire Lovers, and Twins of Evil.
The Mythic Energies of von Trier's Antichrist
– June 23, 2013
An attempt not to give a reading of the film, but to demonstrate how the film works not at a literal but at a mythic level, and to describe the primary mythical energies at play.
An Object Lesson in Brilliance
– posted to the PDC blog June 9, 2013
– added May 25, 2016
Looking at one moment in Frozen's "Let it Go" as an object lesson in attention to detail.
General reviews found on the Reviews page.
– February 26, 2015
An exploration of the use of books as visual effects in The Shining.
Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave: a Review
– October 21, 2014
A one-half star review of a film that is really nothing more than glorified torture porn.
Visual Labyrinths in Body Double
– March 16, 2016
An exploration of the development of sophisticated, symbolic ideation through only visual means.
Windows in Salò
– November 15, 2013
A brief note on the three scenes that involves windows; and the three positions between the individual and state power.