Mike Thorn is a lifelong cinema enthusiast pursuing his M.A. in English at the University of Calgary. His fiction has appeared in a number of publications, including DarkFuse, Turn to Ash, Straylight Literary Magazine, and the anthology Creepy Campfire Stories (for Grownups). His nonfiction has recently appeared in Thinking Horror and Chiasma: A Site for Thought. You can contact him through his website, mikethornwrites.com.
The very foundation of Lucas’s cinematic philosophy is newness – this comes through in his obsession with technological possibilities, and through his genuinely childlike pursuit of spectacle and wonder. His[…]
Shyamalan’s three films portray an imbalanced and endangered world; they engage to varying degrees with the imagery and anxiety surrounding terrorist attacks in the wake of September 11, 2001, while[…]