Baptism (chapter III)

EXT. PLANTATION FIELD – DAY The day is intensely sunny. The heat drawn in the tanned color of the skin of the people working the land. In the profuse sweat on their foreheads. Among these people is Elle, crestfallen, silent. Concentrating solely on plowing the earthen space in front of her. In the area surrounding…

Baptism (chapter II)

(WHITE NOISE) Images on the television screen. Explosions, protests, empty supermarket shelves, robberies, etc. Graphics on TV news: “Millions of people disappear in the blink of an eye.” “Collapse of civilization.” “Is this the end of the world?” INT. ELLE’S LIVING ROOM – DAY (WHITE NOISE stops) Elle watches TV sitting on the living room…

Hereditary (2018)

Hereditary is the film that launched Ari Aster, director and screenwriter, to fame as one of the greatest current exponents of the horror genre and together with Yorgos Lanthimos (director of The Lobster) marks the return of European culture to Hollywood. Along with this return of European culture to mainstream Hollywood, I feel that both…

The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

I think that if there is one movie that should be shown during Easter week it is “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”, forget about those old stories about the death of Jesus or the Ten Commandments, no, no, no. None of those movies have the ability to persuade you to give the Christian religion a…

Paradise Lost (1667)

Paradise Lost is an epic poem written by John Milton and has been catalogued by many as the best representation, within popular culture, of Satan (even better than that found in Goethe’s Faust?). But this story is much more than a bombastic representation of the baddest of all bad guys, within its pages we can…