Our series of discussions about True Detective Season 1 continues with our breakdown of Episode 3. In this episode we talk about how important details in storytelling are and the act of impressing your own narrative on an experience. Joey talks about how he enjoys the overall technical construction of the episode. What’s with the spiral drawing in Marty’s home? We analyze the connection between morality and religion. And we talk about just how far into a Lovecraftian revelation is Rust?
This episode Marks the beginning of our viewing and analysis of True Detective Season 1. Joey gives his initial impressions, talks about the placement of Matthew McConaughey’s character’s ideals amongst a community that embraces organized religion, and expresses his excitement to see where the relationship between the characters goes. Join in the discussion and tell us your thoughts, reactions and theories regarding the first episode or the season in general!
This week we discuss the 2016 film The Void in all its gruesome glory. We spend a lot of time talking about writing, character presentation, and editing choices all in relation to conveyance and the ability to make the unbelievable believable. Joey once again presents a theory about the film that takes it into the “it was all a dream/vision” territory. And we talk about how effective or not that “pyramid” scene is.
In this episode, we discuss the 2018 film Annihilation, from director Alex Garland. Spoilers, we love it! We present multiple theories and try to answer some of the major questions the film presents. We end up with more questions than we started with, including a bombshell of a theory presented by Joey that made Josh question everything he thought he knew about the film!