Archetypes: Film: Review: ‘Doctor Strange’ (2016)

The adage “Time heals all wounds” is the anti-mantra that pervades Doctor Strange, the new addition to Marvel’s filmography about a gifted neurosurgeon who goes down the proverbial rabbit hole. Co-written and directed by Scott Derrickson, the movie describes the mental and mystical evolution of Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) within a framework of Saturnine […]

Archetypes: Television: ‘Hannibal,’ the Stag and the Artemis Thing (2015)

Motown released one of Smokey Robinson’s slyest songs, “The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game,” recorded by the Marvelettes, in late December 1966. And if Bryan Fuller, creator of the equally sly, just-ended series “Hannibal,” had listened to this ditty for inspiration for the entirety of show’s three seasons, it shows. The song is a […]

Astrology: Film: ‘The Hunt’ (2013)

Out of the mouths of babes takes on a whole new meaning in the Danish movie, The Hunt, in which a young girl falsely accuses a close family friend of sexually inappropriate behavior and sets off a punishing Saturnine reaction within a close-knit community. The Hunt, directed by Thomas Vinterberg, is set in a rural […]