American Cinema: Journeys into the Underworld

demonstrates how the influence of Greek mythological conventions on American filmmakers appears strongest during times of heightened political stress. – Paul Salmond, The Conversation. More:


The rise of magic realism in TV reflects society’s increased frustration with reality


Magic realism takes a world that’s familiar to viewers and then twists a part of that world into a new shape.

It’s been said that looking at a TV is like looking at a mirror; what we see on TV reflects what is happening outside our living rooms in the world at large. But in 2016, that mirror is now straight out of a funhouse.  – Tom Hawking, QuartzRead More: