Masculinity in The Searchers and Midnight Cowboy

The Searchers, directed by John Ford and released in 1956 seems to have a clear message, but like most movies its message can be more complicated than originally received. It is considered one of the greatest movies of all-time, landing in the top ten of the American Film Institute’s greatest hundred movies list year after... Continue Reading →

Historical Context That Shapes The Stories of Seven Samurai and Magnificent Seven

During the period of time in which Seven Samurai takes place, in 1586 during the Sengoku period of Japanese history, when Japan was coming to the end of a more than 200 years of civil war with factions fighting all over the country. The deaths of many leaders known as Diamyo, left the samurai class with no master... Continue Reading →

TRAPPED! – Eraserhead Thoughts

            Eraserhead is a truly ambiguous and almost unsolvable film. Attempting to decipher is message proves to be difficult at best. Is this entire thing a dream or reality? Are we watching events that are actually taking place or is this all in the mind of a character, or more importantly, in the mind of... Continue Reading →

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