The Passion of Superman

by Bob Schofield

"Superman continues to see me through the rough patches. I draw something essential from it. I did when I was a kid, running through the schoolyard with that “S” pinned to my chest. And I do the same today, when the world looks ready to tear itself apart. "

Issue 48: The Hero's Journey

June 2017

Kindle Edition (Amazon) 

Divinity on the Upper East Side: Heroic Transformation in The Fisher King
Andrew Root

Of Meat & Mediums
Kelsey Ford on Raw and Personal Shopper

The Babe With the Power
Katherine Webb on Labyrinth

The Passion of Superman
Bob Schofield on Superman

Shadow Play: Logan’s Deep, Dark, Mythic Heart
Victoria Large on Logan

The Starling Moment
Claudia Quint on The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal

Is Dorothy Our Hero?
Peter Piatkowski on The Wizard of Oz

'Lost' On The Path: John Locke and the Weaponization of The Hero's Journey
MMorse on LOST

The Dawn of Cinema, Again
Martyn Wendell Jones on The Recall

Featured essays

Geography as Identity: On Moonlight

Angelica Jade Bastién

"How can I put into words what it’s like to see your very soul—ragged and yearning—across the screen?"

A Town by the Sea

Kelsey Ford on Manchester-by-the-Sea

"Understanding the landscape of an original grief doesn’t help with the second or the third. Each are unique, strange, impossible. Manchester understands this impossibility."

Death is the Curator: An Interview with Guillermo del Toro

Lauren Wilford

"That’s what makes our life experience. Those are the notes of the symphony that we’re going to be. A choice is not to miss, a choice is to embrace; a choice is to enshrine what you want to be. What you want to leave behind."

We'll Jump and We'll See

Chad Perman on Joe Versus The Volcano

"It’s a film that lives almost entirely in its own world, asking Big Questions about Big Things. But its heart is large, and its magic deep."