Archetypes: Film: Review: ‘Trumbo’ (2015)

Governments that run nations are not unlike larger-than-life parents – the mother lands and father countries with their books of rules that keep the machine from falling into chaos. Trumbo is about a period of time in U.S. history when that so-called list of no-nos and smackdowns got a bigger workout than usual. Directed by […]

Television: ‘Breaking Bad’: ‘Confessions’ Marks Jesse as Scapegoat

In biblical times, being sorry for your sins wasn’t enough. A more conclusive way of making that point was metaphorically loading up the head of a goat – the scapegoat or patsy – with the entire village’s package of wrongdoings and sending the creature out to Belize – uh, the desert – never to be […]

Astrology: Television: ‘Breaking Bad’: Vince Gilligan’s and Bryan Cranston’s Astrological Chemistry

Think about how many media reviews you’ve read containing a comment about whether the stars involved in a projected exuded or lacked “chemistry.” From an astrological perspective, analyzing sparks between people is relatively easy. Each planet represents a certain type of activity or energy. For example, the Moon is associated with emotion. Mercury is linked […]

Astrology: Television: ‘Breaking Bad’: Dean Norris’s Hank Shows His Sexy Side

Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and his DEA brother-in-law Hank Schrader (Dean Norris) are now officially engaged in a pissing contest. Mars – the animal energy that thrives on winning and defeating opponents – rules. Last night’s broadcast of “Blood Money,” the first of the show’s final eight episodes, picked up with Hank’s leaving the White […]

Astrology: Television: ‘Breaking Bad’ Season 5: Neptune’s Murky Blue Pool

If you’re overseeing an empire with Plutonic ruthlessness and efficiency, seducing your subjects first is a good strategy. And so it’s been with “Breaking Bad,” which just completed the first eight episodes of its fifth and final season. I’ve written about Pluto’s irrevocable pull towards death via Walter White’s lung cancer and moral dissolution. It’s […]

Television: ‘Breaking Bad’: Destination Hell

“Breaking Bad,” now broadcasting the first half of its final Season 5, is as red-hot as hell. And it’s all because early on Walter White (Bryan Cranston) hatched a diabolical plan. The series’ inevitable trajectory to the underworld has been a brilliant exercise in watching White’s stunningly dark mind. And there’s no mistaking the contrast […]