The Older You Get, The More You Understand Joel & Clementine’s Desire for Memory Erasure in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

When you watch what is arguably Charlie Kaufman’s screenwriting masterpiece (though, if you’re an aspiring screenwriter, you’re inclined to be partial to Adaptation) as a, shall we say, more youthful person, you can only see it from a romantic viewpoint–not yet understanding that the motives behind Clementine (Kate Winslet) and …

The Revenant: You Can’t Say You Deserve an Oscar Until You’ve Crawled Inside a Dead Horse

As the history of great storytelling has reiterated time and time again, most lauded narratives tend to be fueled by revenge. Alejandro G. Iñárritu, once called Alejandro González Iñárritu, has proven this with his latest epic, The Revenant. Based on Michael Punke’s 2002 book, The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge, the tale …