Eskil Vogt

Reviews

Thelma (2017)
Louder Than Bombs (2016)
Blind (2015)
Reprise (2008)

Blog Posts

Features

Thumbnails 6/11/15

Eskil Vogt's "Blind"; Reflections on "Ex Machina"; Evangelicals open door to debate on gay rights; How "Jaws" misrepresented the great white; Cara Seymour interviews Mary Harron.

Far Flungers

A lonely day in August

Sometimes movies provide the moments I empathize with even though I am completely different from their characters. I remember how I sympathetically reacted to one particular scene around the end of "The Hurt Locker" (2008) because I would also be at a loss in its hero's circumstance unless my family or others accompanied me. Several months after watching that movie, I thought about that scene after wandering alone around the aisles of a big supermarket in the suburban area of Des Plaines, Illinois for at least more than 20 minutes until I settled on a loaf of white bread and a bottle of marmalade after lots and lots of hesitation.