Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita and the collapse of Western Culture

The legendary director’s first great film is a dizzying blend of genres driven by a middle-aged man’s sexual fascination with a teenager.  Told in a more straightforward style than much of his later work, the story beneath the surface is one of cultural decline, where villain and victim become increasingly hard to define in an… Continue reading Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita and the collapse of Western Culture

Negative space: How the things left unsaid connect the diverse genius of Shakespeare, Kubrick, and Springsteen

Three very different masters of their craft, three unique mediums, one connecting concept that illuminates what makes their work timeless and yet somehow outside our reach at the same time Like William Shakespeare, Stanley Kubrick can be something of an acquired taste.  People are vaguely aware of the reputed genius, but prefer to appreciate it… Continue reading Negative space: How the things left unsaid connect the diverse genius of Shakespeare, Kubrick, and Springsteen