“The Legend of a Man-Fish”: The Shape of Water at Last Finds The Creature From the Black Lagoon Vindicated

“Time is but a river flowing from our past.” This is the first “thought of the day” we’re confronted with as mute cleaning woman Elisa Esposito (Sally Hawkins, who’s sure to be more valued henceforward) rips off a page of her calendar and heads to the government facility, Occam Aerospace …

Lana Del Rey’s “Gods And Monsters” As a Pop Culture Doppelganger for La Dolce Vita

There is quite possibly no better movie to encapsulate the loss of innocence than La Dolce Vita. As one of Federico Fellini’s most seminal works, the director pulls out all the stops of symbolism–particularly in the concluding scene. Comparing this masterpiece to the lyrics of Lana Del Rey’s “Gods and …