Kotoko: She sees in two. Physical matter and the soul, both versions born from a singular entity appear to her separately and with full autonomy. She doesn't know which is which. All she wants to do is love her baby boy. The shadows of others are assaultive and suffocating; further isolating her from any semblance… Continue reading Kotoko: Rediscovering Mental Illness
An artist mourns not for what he’s written or could write, but for what he can’t.
Lee Su-Jin’s Han Gong-ju powerfully explores the devastation that befalls the titular character of the film. Like many definitive works arising out of the Korean New Wave, the film is also deeply rooted within the anxieties and unconventionalities of the respective culture. The darkening subject matter, the bleak prognosis, the formless nature, the non-continuity in structure, and the absolute commitment to its ideas (with no adulteration). This trend of exploitation and exploration (for truth) bursts through here.
There’s a dreamless haze surrounding Lanthimos’s The Lobster. There is, seemingly, nothing mystifying about the landscape. Everything is black or white. There is no room for half-sizes or middling preferences. The society reflects the rawest form of binary code and they must adhere to this code. People here are required to have partners. If they… Continue reading The Lobster: Perfecting Concept for an Unperfect Reality
Title: Kanashimi no Belladonna (Belladonna of Sadness) Episode count: 1 Studio: Mushi Original Language: Japanese (Subtitled, English) Genre: Erotica, Horror, Historical Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ½ ☆ A corrupted woman is soaked in sin and gradually torn from her soul. Her purity that was once unscathed is now an unbounded commodity. Piece by piece, she is dismantled until… Continue reading Kanashimi no Belladonna: Aesthetics, Transformation, and Empowerment
“Star Wars is dead, and We have killed it.”- Friedrich Nietzche I was not impressed by the Force Awakens. It was the most blatant case of plagiarism I have seen since my freshman year in college. The story recycled the same tropes and plot points from the first Star Wars film, A New Hope. The… Continue reading PJ’s Film Corner- Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review. Spoiler alert- IT SUCKS!
What happened to originality? What happened to taking risks? It seems people have become complacent with rehashes and ripoffs of earlier films. Jurassic World was first, now it is Star Wars.
The world is a painful place if you are alone. We all yearn to be understood, wanted, acknowledged and appreciated. But what happens when you are completely isolated? It becomes hard to trust anyone. It becomes hard to let people in.