Editor’s Note: Home

“You think you had it rough? I didn’t find this place, I had to build it.” -Vienna (Joan Crawford), Johnny Guitar The word “home” conjures images of an ethereal space, with pies on windowsills and white lace curtains blowing in the breeze. It’s where the heart is. Yet as Vienna reminds us in Nicholas Ray’s […]

Empty Hearths: Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights

For admirers of Emily Brontë’s 1847 novel Wuthering Heights, Andrea Arnold’s 2011 film adaptation may seem like blasphemy. In a deft auteurist move, Arnold excises all traces of the supernatural that have defined the source text as a masterpiece of gothic literature. This, however, is not a cynical modern update aiming to appease a secular […]