Tag: escapism

  • The Significance of Serenity

    Serenity is a 2019 psychological thriller starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. At first glance, the movie is exactly as advertised: Karen Zakarias (Anne Hathaway) tries to solicit her ex-husband, Baker Dill (Matthew McConaughey) to kill her current husband so she and her son can get away from his abuse. Like any thriller, things get […]

  • I like that you’re broken

    “You feel the things most of us run away from, the things the rest of us are too bottled up to feel” Colin Firth, Arthur Newman Picture this: Colin Firth and Emily Blunt’s characters are sitting by a motel pool.  Emily Blunt’s character (Mike) is having a panic attack like you’ve never seen because she’s afraid […]

  • Reading for Escapism

    One day, in one of my English classes this past year, my professor – who just happens to be the head of the English department at Randolph-Macon College – said something like this:  “We don’t read for escapism.  We read to critique.”