Critical Analysis – Briar Rose / Sleeping Beauty

As part of my Grimm Project, I have been slowly going through the original Grimm’s tales and writing my own re-imaginings. The motivation behind this is not only that I love a haunting fairy tale, but that I want to consider the added layer of darkness inherent to these stories because of tropes and conceits…

Revisiting Poltergeist (1982) in 2018

I decided to return to Poltergeist in the atmosphere of 2018, to see if it holds up under scrutiny. In my opinion, it absolutely does.

Film Review: I Kill Giants

I Kill Giants employs metaphor and magical realism to emphasize the ugliness of losing your power and doing everything you can to reclaim it.