Gerald’s Game

The characters jokingly refer to it as “death by misadventure,” and what happens (or maybe, as it turns out, doesn’t even happen at all) to two cottage-goers on a romantic weekend getaway forms the basis of Gerald’s Game, a scary, ambitious and at times confusing effort from Mike Flanagan (Hush/Oculus). Bruce Greenwood stars as titularContinue reading “Gerald’s Game”

Frankenstein: How a Monster Became an Icon

In his essay collection The Rub of Time, novelist Martin Amis assembled his ultimate Tennis Monster inspired by Victor Frankenstein – the head of Thomas Muster, the torso of Boris Becker, the legs of Michael Chang, etc. With the metaphor being extended to something as genteel as tennis, does the mystique of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein;Continue reading “Frankenstein: How a Monster Became an Icon”