Archetypes: Film: Review: ‘Get Out’ (2017)

Ever get that sunken feeling? A hellish thing. Persephone, siphoned out of a field while she was picking posies en route to servitude, knew it well. And somehow Jordan Peele, writer and director of Get Out, has turned that Greek myth on its head so that its bones miraculously structure the story of Chris (Daniel […]

Astrology: Film: ‘Captain Phillips’ (2013)

On the way to his assignment to commandeer the massive U.S. cargo ship Maersk Alabama on a transport run in 2009, Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks) and his wife (Catherine Keener) discuss the futures of their almost grown children and how quickly the world is moving. Clearly an identifiable benevolent father figure, an archetype ruled […]

Astrology: Film: ‘Enough Said’ (2013)

Under the guise of a middle-age romance, Enough Said is really a movie about broad-based boundary issues poorly handled by adults who should know better. Sharply written and directed by Nicole Holofcener, Enough Said centers on Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), a single mom living in Los Angeles with no man in her life, and who’s coping […]