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

Physical and psychological immobilization caused by pain can be literally life-halting. This inability to go forward is at the heart of Cake, a sly exploration of the energy-fueled Mars archetype. Typically the operative archetype in summer tentpole actioners, Mars – the ability to go after what one wants in life through will power, ego, motion […]

Astrology: Fashion: ‘We’re The Millers’: Jennifer Aniston’s White Eyelet Blouse

In We’re the Millers, the white eyelet blouse worn by Rose, played by Jennifer Aniston, is a clever costume ploy designed to instantly telegraph character. Rose, a stripper by profession, has no illusions about nudity. But when new sexual demands at the club force her to draw the line and quit, she accepts – for […]

Astrology: Film: ‘We’re the Millers’ (2013)

What constitutes a family –  nature vs. nurture – is the question at the heart of We’re the Millers, a road movie whose four-member clan is brought together as a family (Moon) by ulterior motives and Neptunian deceit. In the movie, directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, the guy who’ll become the ring-leader patriarch is Dave […]