## Why Game of Thrones Has Come to Fascinate Us

Posted in Film, Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

Lord of the Flies is one of the world’s best-loved allegories of civilization and the way it has played out through violence. Continue reading

## Drag-Racing in the Desert of the Real

Posted in Film, Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory, Reading with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 17, 2013 by Jarrod Boyle

I had an argument with some friends of mine recently about Dexter. Personally, I think that is a show for which the script is a poorly-written pretext for the violence. Continue reading

## Biting the Hand That feeds

Posted in Film, Observation with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 14, 2012 by Jarrod Boyle

As a young man, George A. Romero was one of my heroes. Continue reading

## Intolerable Material Part 1

Posted in Film with tags , , , , , , on September 17, 2010 by Jarrod Boyle

I went and saw the film The Killer Inside Me’ during the week. It had received a very good review in The Age and, being one of those people who struggles to make up his own mind, I took that as a good enough reason to go see the film. I think I was also curious about the fact that it was an ‘old’ novel; set in the USA of the nineteen-fifties. It’s not often you a see a period-piece of this nature.  Continue reading