MIX: [safe] songs for the Todd Haynes disciple
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MIX: [safe] songs for the Todd Haynes disciple

TRACKLIST: Playground Love – Air Fix You – Coldplay Mourning Air – Portishead Lie to Me – Devics Silent All These Years – Tori Amos and Ani Difranco Karma Police – Radiohead Breathe No More – Amy Lee Uninvited – Alanis Morissette Medicine – Daughter How Does it Make You Feel – Air by Ashleigh Bowers Ashleigh is a 20-something grandpa from … Continue reading

Todd Haynes: [Safe] Words
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Todd Haynes: [Safe] Words

Todd Haynes’s sophomore feature [safe] tells the story of affluent Southern California housewife Carol White (played by Julianne Moore), and traces her physical decline from a mysterious environmental illness.  Exploring themes that have become hallmarks of Haynes’s auteurist style, [safe] uses conventions of traditional 1950s melodrama to examine individual identity (or lack thereof) and environmental … Continue reading

UNDERRATED WOMEN’S PERFORMANCES WEEK: Evan Rachel Wood in Westworld
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UNDERRATED WOMEN’S PERFORMANCES WEEK: Evan Rachel Wood in Westworld

HBO’s Westworld came onto the scene October in The Year That Shall Remain Unnamed…2016…to satisfy our premium cable desires while we all await the next season of Game of Thrones. After binge-watching all ten episodes in a single weekend, I can officially say that Westworld has deposed the reigning television monarch of my esteem (sorry … Continue reading

Dead Silence: Sonic Storytelling in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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Dead Silence: Sonic Storytelling in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

It’s been over a decade since Buffy and the Scoobies last saved the world (if you don’t take into account the continuation of the series through the comic book series). In that time we’ve had a slew of brooding vampires, sensitive werewolves, and bad-ass witches parade across our screen, earning both scorn and laurels from … Continue reading

Riding in Cars with ‘Carol’
Anything and Everything / Feminist Criticism

Riding in Cars with ‘Carol’

Todd Haynes’s postmodern take on 1950s melodrama is crystallized in his film Carol, with its nod to Douglas Sirk’s production style, as well as the narrative focus on the relationship dynamics of queer characters. Carol tells the story of a romance between Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett), and Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara). The women cross paths … Continue reading