Books, Movies

Mary Shelley and Other Speculative Literary Biopics

A look at the strange and eclectic subgenre of the speculative literary biopic, including Gothic, La Note Bleue, Kafka, Agatha, Naked Lunch, The Raven, The Adventures of Mark Twain, Hammett, and Barton Fink. https://crookedmarquee.com/mary-shelley-and-other-speculative-literary-biopics/

Books

The Death of Stalin and the Canon of Dystopian Farce

Armando Iannucci's latest film may be the pinnacle of a type of political satire that can only be dubbed 'Dystopian Farce'. https://crookedmarquee.com/the-death-of-stalin-and-the-canon-of-dystopian-farce/

Movies

A Good Man Is Hard To Find: Grace and Forgiveness in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

One of the best - and most controversial - films of 2017 explores the intersection of violence and grace in a manner that recalls one of the most influential writers of the 20th century: Flannery O'Connor. http://crookedmarquee.com/a-good-man-is-hard-to-find-grace-and-forgiveness-in-three-billboards-outside-ebbing-missouri/