The Favourite is simply awe-inspiring in the way it harbors serious themes and anxieties about womanhood underneath a deceptively feather-light surface.
"If there is any movie that makes literal the killing of your former self and the acceptance of your permanent self, it's this," says Scout Tafoya in reference to Andrew Dominik's acclaimed yet sorely under-loved 2007 masterwork, "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," which is the focus of this nineteenth installment in the Unloved series. Declaring it as the "most visually beautiful film of the last 30 years" (kudos to twelve-time Oscar-nominee Roger Deakins), Tafoya discusses the profound impact the film has had on his own life, upon turning 26. He also explores the film's complex character dynamics, rich performances and haunting dialogue, while building a convincing case for the picture's emerging status as a great American classic. Find more "Unloved" video essays here.
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An ode to Jughead Jones.
An appreciation of Batman: Mask of the Phantasm as its 25th anniversary approaches.