Vox Lux is a story of the loss of innocence. It is also a reflection on the possibility of losing one’s foundational values along with that innocence. While we see this play out in the life of a girl and the woman she becomes, it may also give us pause to think about society and nations and what we all may be becoming.
With ANNIHILATION, director Alex Garland has created a film which both dazzles its audience while dividing them at the same time. Starring Natalie Portman, the film offers gorgeous visuals yet it’s wild ending has polarized critics and science fiction fans alike. This week, Steve welcomes Patrick Hicks (co-host, Feelin’ Film podcast) to wrestle through Garland’s… [Read More]
Focusing on the week following the assassination of John F. Kennedy, JACKIE follows on the life of former First Lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis (Natalie Portman) as she is forced to simultaneously grapple with her husband’s death, the demands of her position and the eyes of the public. Framed around an interview with Jackie, the narrative form allows for… [Read More]
As is often the case with Malick’s films, Knight of Cups is an immersive experience. It is best approached not with logic or by seeking symbols to interpret (at least not at first viewing).