Browse by author: Leon Saunders Calvert
An ideological reading of the latest Bond film, Skyfall. Author Calvert wonders, is this Bond politically progressive, or a throwback to the Ian Fleming era values?
A defining essay that argues for the consideration of Michael Mann as a "great contemporary auteur."
An analysis of Kubrick's SF masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey, which suggests taking a cue from the text itself in terms of our desire to know the meaning of things: accept our limitations.
A psychoanalytical analysis of Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut which covers issues of gender analysis, feminism and authorship.
A philosophical reading of Malick's The Thin Red Line, stemming from Arthur Schopenhauer's notion (from his seminal The World as Will and Representation) that humans can only know the world as well or as poorly as they know themselves.
Leon Saunders Calvert argues that what makes Inception unique is not its by-play between reality and dream but "its integration of the psychoanalytic process into the very fabric of the narrative."
In this essay Saunders argues that the two Christopher Nolan Batman films are a cut above the usual Hollywood action/spectacle film because of their in-depth character development and their relevance to social and ideological context (the 'war on terror', crime, capitalism, vigilantism).
An analysis of the politics behind Greengrass' thriller, Green Zone.
A review of the Bourne films.
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