What if Riggan wanted no longer wanted to be defined by his power as the superhero he portrayed allegorically through a cult character Birdman, but as an actor of ‘worth’ having made it on the Broadway stage?
No, the problem with Grease 2 was that it portrayed the T-birds as dumb losers and the Pink Ladies who were too savvy to fall for their crap, versus Grease where the T-birds were also dumb losers but had incontrovertible rights to the Pink Ladies’ sexuality.
In the film Unbreakable Samuel L. Jackson plays Mr. Glass. A man whose bones shatter like glass. A man who was constantly mocked as a child. He is sick, angry and broken.
Coraline will become her puppet. She will give her eyes, she will sacrifice her unique perspective on the world, and lose herself to her other mother’s vision of herself.
I loved ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea‘. My dog eared copy had followed me round in 22 different houses, over the course of 33 years. And I looked forward to reading it to my daughter. When she was two, I fondly touched the face of the friendly tiger of my childhood as I told her that he ate ‘all …
Beverley’s appalled by the superficiality of L.A., the exposed ‘rude’ emotion of her colleagues and uncomfortable with the physicality of the embraces from virtual strangers. Does she say anything? No.
The development of our language and society has fed into this narrative. Bastard children and sluttish women are degraded and ostracized from the herd; they are disgusting. Men are the winners in all of this… or are they?
I was also really pleased to see Jason Segel’s hairy-cracked ass on the big screen and to hear his best friend complimenting him on his dick.
Will’s youth has been destroyed. He lives in violence and poverty. He’s the impossibility of a janitor being a world class genius. Good Will Hunting is the irony of beauty amid destruction. Love in pain. Joy in misery.
Odin who saved a child, was the hero. And Loki is the liar, the trickster, and the ungrateful wretch who threw it in his face.
It’s one of the hotly denied aspects of our lives, that we are in fact obsessed with death of all kinds. Constantly (to which the traffic jams alongside accidents can attest). Steadfastly (because it is the only thing of which we can be certain). And not only in the physical kind. Social death driven by ‘unacceptable’ acts was in Britain at least, once worse than physical death. We only need to examine literary history to see it.
Power is not what a woman wants or needs. She cannot control it. Because Pepper is not new and improved, she is broken. Luckily Iron Man is there to ‘fix’ her.