The Father/Son Bond in Reservoir Dogs

Mr. White and Mr. Orange share a unique bond that is not experienced by any of the other suit-clad criminals in Reservoir Dogs. In a subtle way, director Quentin Tarantino creates a father/son… Continue reading

Composition of Image in Punch-Drunk Love

Paul Thomas Anderson’s offbeat romance Punch-Drunk Love was recently placed among the honorable mentions for WatchMojo’s list of weirdest movies. It is clearly a bizarre film due to its plot and its recurring… Continue reading

Race and Culture in Night of the Living Dead

The 1968 horror classic Night of the Living Dead is about 1960s counterculture and its opponents. The undead zombies represent the era’s growing societal force against progressive ideological movements. The presence of the… Continue reading

Joyce’s “Paralysis” Theme in Clerks

Irish author James Joyce was interested in people’s eagerness to leave Dublin and their simultaneous reluctance to do so. Joyce’s novel Ulysses is the most obvious illustration of Dublin’s monotonous lifestyle. Characters spend… Continue reading

Static and Dynamic Characters in Pulp Fiction

The 1994 masterpiece Pulp Fiction features several characters who, to borrow a phrase from Jules Winnfield, undergo “transitional periods.” Interestingly, the two characters who exhibit the most internal change, Butch Coolidge and Jules… Continue reading