The Metaphor of Chronic Illness in Rosemary’s Baby & Safe

A month or so ago I finally saw Rosemary’s Baby for the first time. My S.O. had been trying to watch it with me for awhile, and I always pushed it off. (I don’t watch a lot of scary movies). This week I watched Todd Haynes’ film Safe, on the recommendation of another friend.  With… Continue reading The Metaphor of Chronic Illness in Rosemary’s Baby & Safe

Certain Women is Honest and Empathetic

Although I had never seen any of her films, Kelly Reichardt is a filmmaker who I’ve admired for a while. How is it possible to admire an artist without having any experience with their work? Well my senior year in college I was the AV assistant for a freshman film theory course. I loaded up… Continue reading Certain Women is Honest and Empathetic

Judd Apatow Captures Familial Love in Avett Brothers Music Doc May It Last

I have a brother and we worked together for close to twenty years. Our “band” broke up in 2006 after we sold our business. Like the Avett’s, we never really had a fight, and also like the subjects of this film, our parents provided us with solid relationship tools and an understanding of the importance… Continue reading Judd Apatow Captures Familial Love in Avett Brothers Music Doc May It Last