Archetypes: Film: Review: ‘Captain Fantastic’ (2016)

We’d all be a lot happier, wrote Plato, if government overseers were philosopher-kings, rulers who also loved wisdom. Turns out that political hyphenate, an aspirational theme in Captain Fantastic, is much easier to execute on paper than in reality. Figuring out which “real world” is the viable one is at the heart of this movie, […]

Astrology: Film: ‘The Time Being’ (2013)

Does being an artist – free to boundlessly create in unbridled Neptunian fashion – mean having to forsake all else with Saturnine stringency, discipline and ambition? This age-old question is explored in director and co-writer Nenad Cicin-Sain’s The Time Being, in which Daniel (Wes Bentley), a talented, committed but financially unsuccessful painter, gets an opportunity […]