Commentary: The Literal Objectification of Women – How Her, Solaris and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Examine Gender Dynamics

[Note: this article contains spoilers for Her, Solaris and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind] I’ve been thinking about Spike Jonze’s Her a lot lately. My review focused on the film’s romanticism, describing it as more a love story than “some thesis on relationships or futurism.” I stand by that statement; Her’s success stems from…

The Mask (1994)

I was ten years old when The Mask was released, and it quickly became my favourite film: to the point where I had a sizable collection of trading cards from the movie. It’s not hard to see why: there’s cartoonish excess – from the humour and bright palette to Jim Carrey’s broad performance (not a…