Cultural Essay: The Ted Bundy Tapes

On January 24th 2019, exactly 30 years after infamous serial killer Ted Bundy’s execution, Netflix released “Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes”, a four-part documentary that draws on more than 100 hours of conversation with the convicted killer, rapist, kidnapper, and necrophile. A suitable addition to the true-crime genre, the docu-series uncovers journalists… Continue reading Cultural Essay: The Ted Bundy Tapes

Cultural Essay: Emotional Exclusion in Xavier Dolan’s Mommy

Xavier Dolan’s Mommy bursts with energy, violence and emotion. Diane, a financially struggling mother; her mentally unstable son, Steve; and Kayla, their reserved neighbour, struggle in the film’s restricted and narrow 1:1 aspect ratio. There is a sentiment of social oppression that is constant throughout the film and is largely elicited through the scenes where… Continue reading Cultural Essay: Emotional Exclusion in Xavier Dolan’s Mommy