A reflection on Saving Private Ryan (and an attempt to save my own sentimentality)

I’ve noticed that I’ve been quite repetitive with my analyses; I had always tackled the philosophical implications of the work I critiqued with my own existentialist lens, but never took the work for its other aspects. How was it made? Did it bring anything new to the filming industry? Did it have some sort of… Read More A reflection on Saving Private Ryan (and an attempt to save my own sentimentality)

The acceptance of life and why The Matrix “shouldn’t have you”.

What does the Matrix mean? Unfortunately, nobody can be told what the Matrix means. You have to see it for yourself… …is what I would say if I were Morpheus. But, you know, I’m not so yeah. Anyway, as you probably already know, The Matrix is a movie trilogy that was easily one of the… Read More The acceptance of life and why The Matrix “shouldn’t have you”.

Rebellion, Memento Mori and Amor Fati: truncated in a message for our time

What would you do if you found out that you were living in a story? What would you do if your life and everything you believed in would be ultimately meaningless? What would you do if you found out that you are fated to die? …What would you do if you were in a situation… Read More Rebellion, Memento Mori and Amor Fati: truncated in a message for our time

“Now, a question of etiquette: As I pass, do I give you the ass, or the crotch…?” (A Fight Club Analysis)

If any of you had already watched David Fincher’s Fight Club, this critique’s for you. If not, then I suggest you do. And then you read Chuck Palahniuk’s book too. If you’ve done that, exert some effort in thinking of what all of that means to you. You’ve done that? Wonderful. All right, let’s begin.… Read More “Now, a question of etiquette: As I pass, do I give you the ass, or the crotch…?” (A Fight Club Analysis)