Tag Archives: Parenthood

What FROZEN Means to a Depressed Person

As the father of a toddler, the movie Frozen—and all the songs that go with it—are kind of important in my family. We watched it for the first time several months ago when my daughter was sick. I think I … Continue reading

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Ozu’s LATE SPRING, Change, and Loss

Late Spring was the first Yasujiro Ozu movie I ever saw, and it was something of a revelation. I had never been so moved by such subtlety, precision, and complete lack of grandiose gesture or sentiment. So unemotional and even-keeled, … Continue reading

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On RE-ANIMATOR and Reliving the Past

Horror movies fascinate audiences for many reasons, and are somewhat of a treasure trove for academics interested in cultural studies. Two of the best ways to understand our social values and anxieties is to understand what scares us and what … Continue reading

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Learning THE ALPHABET from David Lynch

For the last couple of weeks or so, Lucy’s favorite book has been Sesame Street ABCs, and I sing the ABC song while incorporating the various Sesame Street characters (B for Big Bird, C for Cookie Monster, etc.). I do … Continue reading

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Remembering Past Loves Post-Parenthood

There are a few things you need to know about me. The first is that I love movies. The second is that I hardly get to watch them anymore. The movies I do watch are more Michael Bay than Ingmar … Continue reading

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