Voyagers, Doesn’t Pass Jordan Peterson’s Rule 6

I’m obsessed with Jordan Peterson’s wisdom in Beyond Order: 12 More Rules. So after half liking Voyagers, written and directed by Neil Burger (Divergent, The Illusionist), I changed my mind to a below 50% rating. Here’s why: in Rule 6, Abandon Ideology, Jordan warns against viewing things/people/ideas as black and white. Burger’s screenplay, a space… Continue reading Voyagers, Doesn’t Pass Jordan Peterson’s Rule 6

Killing of a Sacred Deer, Communal Grousing Fun

Immediately following (and actually many times during) my friend Tim and I derisively mocked the film Killing of a Sacred Deer. “Implausible”, “Who cares about these non-emotional people?”, “No mother is ever going to say (with the exception in this silly classic horror film trope), ‘Don’t involve the cops’”. But there I was the following… Continue reading Killing of a Sacred Deer, Communal Grousing Fun

Why the lobster screams: The Lobster

I pulled an Anomalisa with The Lobster, expectations being through the ceiling. I mean John C. Reilly in a bitter satire about couples and the single shaming that occasionally happens to me? I hadn’t heard ‘smug marrieds’ since the original Bridget Jones Diary book (the movies look like schlock) and I was ready for action… Continue reading Why the lobster screams: The Lobster