The Manchurian Candidate (1962) Paranoia Amongst The Cold War

RATING: 5/5 DIRECTOR:  John Frankenheimer The film is a classic because watching it now in the 21st century, it is still fresh and relates to  contemporary politics. The film plays to our anxieties that not everything is as it appears. Who is there to believe in the smoke and mirrors that is happening around us. … Continue reading The Manchurian Candidate (1962) Paranoia Amongst The Cold War

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Punch Drunk Love(2002) The Anxious Character

RATING: 3/5 Barry Egan wearing a bright blue suit sits at the corner desk of an empty warehouse engaged in his phone call. It is in this phone call that paves the way for how  a viewer  needs to look at the protagonist.  In opening shots director P.T Anderson sets Egan up as the man … Continue reading Punch Drunk Love(2002) The Anxious Character