1970s

Stanley Kubrick and Male Violence

It’s long been understood that Kubrick’s oeuvre tells stories of violence. But what often gets lost is that Kubrick’s focus is not on violence in general, but on violence that is particularly male in nature.

Stanley Kubrick and Male Violence

The Southern Gothic Texas Chain Saw Massacre

"The profane element of the film is the localization of the cataclysm precisely in the historical situation of the American Southwest in the late twentieth century.”6 This is the same thing as Faulkner situating his novel in the midst of rural Mississippi in the earliest parts of the twentieth century. O’Connor sends Hazel Motes on his blasphemous journey in the wilds of a small town in post World War II Tennessee." - Christopher Hoppe

My Favorite (Depressing) Christmas Movies

If gingerbread cookies and home-knit sweaters have got you feeling all warm inside, here are three holiday classics guaranteed to have your soul feeling as cold and empty as the windy, lifeless snowscape outside.

My Favorite (Depressing) Christmas Movies