Tag Archives: William Hurt

Supercontext: Altered States

This movie had a tumultuous production, with constant fighting between writer Paddy Chayefsky and director Ken Russell. We discuss how their conflict influenced the end product… and the studios paying their bills. We also wonder if this movie unintentionally captures what we now refer to as toxic masculinity.

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Supercontext: Mr. Brooks

This 2007 thriller divides a lot of people over whether it’s good or bad. We try to take a high road and instead explore what the film says about us. Is it about ordinary monsters? Addiction? Or America’s guilt about its own dark side?

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