The Red Carpet

A collection of 6 posts

The Safdie Brothers And The American Dream

The Safdie Brothers And The American Dream

Good Time (2017) and Uncut Gems (2019) are ciphers for the Safdie Brothers’ exploration of capitalist ideology’s acidic hold on the individual. On its breaking down of character, reducing one to rubble. On its decay of the soul.

The Red Carpet: Crossing the Horizon

The Red Carpet: Crossing the Horizon

In this edition of The Red Carpet, our cultural critique series, we consider what Animal Crossing: New Horizons is doing in tandem with our isolation, paranoia, fear, anxiety and sickness.

The Red Carpet: The Rise of Skywalker

The Red Carpet: The Rise of Skywalker

The Rise of Skywalker is the best example of the nostalgia mode of cultural output imaginable. After the perceived wrongs of The Last Jedi, JJ. Abrams looked in the only direction available to him for inspiration: backwards.