God is watching in “The Great Gatsby”

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Nick Carraway (Toby Maguire), a budding financier, rents a flat next door to a mansion owned by the mysterious Jay Gatsby (Leonardo di Caprio) on Long Island during the Jazz Age, 1922 to be exact. Nick’s cousin Daisy (Carey Mulligan) and her husband Tom (Joe Edgerton), live in a mansion across the inlet where a green light flashes at the end of the dock - beckoning or warning? Gatsby throws extravagant parties that the rich and famous attend uninvited. The only invitation that Jay ever … [Read more...]

Shutter Island

I saw this film yesterday and it haunts me still, not because it is a psychological thriller but because of how it questions the essence of what it is to be human and who has the power to define humanity and the human condition. A friend suggested that I look at it through the lens of Flannery O'Connor. I am still pondering this but after seeing the film, I think it is a valid and rich approach. Watch this space. … [Read more...]


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