Archive for Alex Garland

Ex Machina

Posted in Film, Pretensions toward cultural theory with tags , , , , , , , on August 26, 2021 by Jarrod Boyle


Bluebeard is the grisly tale of a powerful, wealthy nobleman who marries a young, innocent peasant girl. She discovers, while he is away, that her new husband has beheaded his previous wives once they have ceased to amuse him. In part, it is a cautionary tale about a rich, powerful man’s objectification of a young, naive woman.

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A Promising Young Woman

Posted in Film, Pretensions toward cultural theory, violence against women with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2021 by Jarrod Boyle

I was fairly horrified by the film ‘A Promising Young Woman’, especially the murder at the end.

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