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

Do artists in their twilight years have a moral obligation to continue to make art? Or are they entitled to wind down the time they’ve got left by internalizing their gifts? Youth, written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino, grapples with this question in a visually gratifying film whose transcendent moments seem to mimic the creative […]

Archetypes: Film: Review: ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ (2015)

Kingsman: The Secret Service seems pleased to be nothing more than a good-guys-save-the-world film. But at the archetypal level, the movie is way more than its display of outlandish, cartoon-like derring do. This is about legacy, fathers and sons. Directed by Matthew Vaughn and based on the comic book series, Kingsman is the name of […]