Masks in movies: the weird, wacky and horrific

‘No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.’ Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter Masks are fascinating. We all wear masks – of a sort – every day. It’s rare to meet a completely open person.… Continue reading Masks in movies: the weird, wacky and horrific

Is it better to burn out or fade away?

A while back I watched Bully for the second time, a 2001 film by Larry Clark starring Brad Renfro and Nick Stahl. Now whilst the film itself received mixed reviews, it gave me pause for thought concerning the two lead actors. Like their respective characters in Bully, in real life both had a self destructive… Continue reading Is it better to burn out or fade away?