Mervyn Peake

Peake Experiences: Fabian Peake on the Work of His Father, Gothic Fantasy Novelist Mervyn Peake

An interview with the son of Mervyn Peake, author of the Gormenghast trilogy.

May the 4th Be With You…The Ego and Id in The Empire Strikes Back

A Freudian reading of The Empire Strikes Back for Star Wars Day
Snowpiercer Dystopian Film

Why are Dystopian Films on the Rise Again?

The recent uptick in dystopian films and post-apocalpytic scenarios seems more urgent and more extreme than it has in the past.

Interview with Godzilla

The awesome destructive power of the beast is widely understood to be a metaphor for nuclear weapons. Is this too facile an idea?