2013 / English / Movie Review

Gravity (2013)

Technology, Performance, Metaphor and the Monomyth in Gravity Who teaches a baby how to walk? Nature, God, parents? But metaphorically speaking, who teaches a broken, down-in-the-dumps adult how to ‘walk’? Can one even teach such a thing? Director Alfonso Cuarón just did that with his space truckin’, metaphor infested, gravity-defying thriller Gravity. He even goes … Continue reading

English / Movie Review

Avatar (2009)

Avatar: Reincarnation of Formula Films Remember the infamous film cliché — formula film? Every producer and every director, especially in Bollywood, has a formula for success. This formula was, and still is, often repeated without thought in the hope that a formula film will spell success at the box office. Let’s look in to the … Continue reading