Tag Archives: nihilism

Supercontext: Rick & Morty, Season 1

This animated adult comedy from Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon is on a mission to violate boundaries, while indulging in themes of nihilism and toxicity. We discuss how it’s written and animated, along with its representation of women and its non-unionized production team. 

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Supercontext: Gone Girl

What does Gillian Flynn and David Fincher’s adaptation of her novel Gone Girl say about the state of marriage, feminism and modernity? Are you a cool girl?

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Supercontext: John Carpenter’s “Apocalypse Trilogy”

Filmmaker John Carpenter describes The Thing, Prince of Darkness, and In the Mouth of Madness as his “Apocalypse Trilogy.” With the expertise of special guest Jack Bennett, we aim to find out why. It may have something to do with cosmic horror, nihilism, misanthropy and the futility of human existence.

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