Tag: Pop Culture

‘Vox Lux,’ 21st Century Trauma and Healing Through Pop Culture

“In ‘Vox Lux,’ pop music is an emblem of pop culture and the distractions we use to soften the growing trauma of the nation. It also plays into the main question that Corbet raises: just how long can we cling onto pop culture before society gets so bad that nothing will help?”

The Bees Won’t Sting: On Celebrity Adoration, Hollywood Misdirection and Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Boogie Nights’

“At some point, you’ve got to take down the celebrity posters, or at least reassess what they represent.”

Murray Lerner’s ‘Festival’: A Prototype for the Music Documentary

“‘Festival’ challenges our preconceptions about the past – in this case, that of folk music and of music documentaries themselves.”