Film and Television

An image from the film Yojimbo of Toshiro Mifune stroking his beard, looking away, as a villager tries to speak to him.

Masculinity in Shane and Yojimbo

I've been going through some of my notes from a film genre class I took in graduate school. One week, we watched *Shane* and *Yojimbo* as cross-cultural examples of the western, which historically commingled with the samurai film in Japan.

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An image from the film Men of Harper, looking scared, in a tunnel.

Men (2022)

A few weeks ago, I went to see Alex Garland's film Men. I really enjoyed, especially in the context of my growing interest in both film genre studies and the specific genre of horror.

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Moira, one of the principal characters in The Wanting Mare.

Two Films on Catastrophe

Last night I watched Nicholas Ashe Bateman's The Wanting Mare and Adam McKay's Don't Look Up. Each suggests a similar conclusion-in a senseless world, codependence is the only way to find meaning.

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