Archives for March 2013

Astrology: Fashion: Diane Kruger’s White Suit in ‘The Host’

We’re seeking the Seeker’s snappy white suit in The Host. Diane Kruger plays a member of an alien race called the Souls that has conquered the earth into peaceful submissiveness. Trousers end just above the ankle, jacket fits like a glove. Take a meeting, rule the planet. White traditionally rules the nurturing Cancerian Moon. So […]

Astrology: Film: ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ (2013)

The core of The Place Beyond the Pines, directed by Derek Cianfrance, is Neptunian deceit and Saturnine responsibility. The question the movie asks is how far can the movie’s two male protagonists push or disregard those energies and get away with it. Structured in three parts, the movie introduces Luke Glanton (Ryan Gosling), an ace […]

Astrology: Film: ‘The Host’ (2013)

You’d hardly call Melanie Stryder the hostess with the mostest. That’s because, in The Host, based on Twilight series’ author Stephenie Meyer’s novel, an alien race called the Souls has “colonized” earthlings into submissives by implanting into their bodies an alien soul. In this futuristic society, most of the few pockets of remaining humans who […]

Astrology: Film: ‘Renoir’ (2013)

In Renoir, directed by Gilles Bourdos, we see the Impressionist artist as an infirm old man in his 70s – still painting in his twilight years, but whose hands are nearly crippled and whose crumbling body is all but affixed to his wheelchair. What Pierre-August Renoir (Michel Bouquet) has not lost in this setting – […]

Astrology Signs Increasingly Pop Up in Movies and TV

On Monday, on Fox’s hot new drama “The Following,” starring Kevin Bacon, a note written by cult follower Amanda Porter (Marin Ireland) described herself as, among other things, a Pisces. This reference didn’t have quite the impact of the Piscean mention in the decade-old Bend It like Beckham, in which an older relative says, “Lesbian? […]

Astrology: Film: ‘Blancanieves’ (2013)

Blancanieves is Spanish screenwriter and director Pablo Berger’s nod to the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, “Snow White.” Berger revisions the story as a black and white silent movie with sparse use of intertitles, setting it Seville in the 1920’s and making the ceremony, ritual, beauty and gore of bullfighting a torrid vibrant character in its […]

Astrology: Film: ‘Admission’ (2013)

Being an admissions officer at Princeton University suggests a fascination with noble Jupiterian concerns such as higher mind and an eagerness to expand the noggins of incoming freshmen. Unfortunately, Portia Nathan (Tina Fey), Admission’s unlikely heroine, is so bogged down by Saturnine rules, metrics and weeding out the chaff that her tightly coiled self – […]

Astrology: Film: ‘The Sapphires’ (2013)

The Sapphires is ostensibly about a talented four-member Aboriginal girl group in Australia whose members, with the help of a washed up Irish entertainer-turned-manager, wind up expanding their lives personally and geographically. Below the surface, though, the movie – directed by Wayne Blair and inspired by a true story that transpires in the late ’60s […]

Astrology: Film: ‘My Brother the Devil’ (2013)

Siblings are notorious for checking out who got the biggest piece of cake. In My Brother the Devil, directed by Sally El Hosaini, there’s more than dessert at stake between two young adult Egyptian brothers who live with their aging parents in London’s Hackney, an edgy ethnic and cultural hodgepodge. Rashid (James Floyd), the handsome […]