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Jay Dyer
In my first 2015 Twin Peaks piece, we decoded the underlying motifs and images providing a map for interpreting the Lynch lexicon.  Surveying these contours we saw this unique, iconic dark satire described America in microcosm, with its corrupt leaders and oblivious professional class denizens.  From there, we identified indicators of an even deeper subtext involving... / READ MORE /
Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Anthony Burgess’ dystopian novel A Clockwork Orangewas definitely due for a full treatment – a full Ludovico Treatment!  I last watched the film some six or seven years ago and, while I knew there were obvious “MK Ultra” themes, there was much I missed.  The same happens with literature too, depending... / READ MORE /
I don’t often utilize the oft-touted term “illuminati” unless I think it is appropriate. In this case, as with my use in relation to Zardoz, it is appropriate. Doctor Strange is an amalgam of Inception, The Matrix and other science fiction-fantasy films of recent note, but unlike most presentations (except for perhaps The Matrix) is one... / READ MORE /
A Clockwork Orange is another installment in the Kubrick canon, and ranks as yet another crucial film rife with deep social and psychological meanings.  The film is adapted from the famous novel that places Alex DeLarge in a dystopian future where society has degenerated into a trashy, concrete mess.  Gangs of thugs titled “droogs” run rampant, and Alex himself is... / READ MORE /
The popular 80s pastiche series Stranger Things begins with a familiar scene ofE.T. nostalgia, centering around Dungeons & Dragons.   The scene is particularly familiar to me, since I played D&D back in the day, but learned very quickly this nefarious practice was like kryptonite to all things female.  Oddly enough, the series appears to reflect a new trend amongst Hollywood A-listers, where nerd... / READ MORE /
Imagine a beautiful, curvaceous Latina entering the vast contours of your psychospheric dreamscape intent on helping your inner child heal from its traumas, only to discover once you’ve enslaved her as your sex toy, Vince Vaughn shows up to kick your ass in a Matrix-ish, Neo-style fashion as King Swinger of said dreamscape.  If you accurately imagined this,... / READ MORE /
Inception: My Labyrinthine Analysis Inception is one of the best films Hollywood has put out in years, and stands out as a diamond in a large stack of garbage.  If the liberals in Hollywood were really worried about the environment, they wouldn’t cloud the artistic environment with so much pollution. But Inception is something else. A film... / READ MORE /
The Maze Runner (2014) – Planetary Test Tube Revealed We’ve been subjected to a bevy of post-apocalyptic, dystopian literature and film of late, and the Maze Runner is no exception to that trend.  Based on James Dashner’s young adult novel of the same name, the film has stayed the course with end of the world... / READ MORE /
I have contended for a while now the dominant anti-metaphysical stance of the prevailing establishment is a materialist trap designed to bind the mass man in a prison of his five senses.  A model of reality and epistemology pushed by the Royal Society and British Imperial policy for a good damn while now, this worldview... / READ MORE /
‘I learned that just beneath the surface there’s another world, and still different worlds as you dig deeper.’ – David Lynch If you’ve ever sensed the flimsy, thin veneer of what parades itself as the good ole US of A, and felt a bit like you’ve been sold a fake, then David Lynch’s Twin Peaks is... / READ MORE /
When considering the question of “proofs” for the existence of God, the history of argumentation has often been lacking.  The dialectical relationship of the empirical/materialist tradition debating with the idealist/Platonic tradition is a perennial feature of the history of western philosophy.  Modern “New Atheists,” for example, are eager to pounce on flaws in the so-called... / READ MORE /
Decoding Donnie Darko – Esoteric Analysis by Jay Dyer of Jay’sAnalysis.com Donnie Darko is, on its most basic level, a film that is homage to 80s culture. It’s a cult classic (like many 80s films!) that references other 80s films, uses popular 80s film themes, and is set in 1988. But that is not all Donnie Darko is about. The... / READ MORE /
Raiders of the Lost Ark – Esoteric Analysis by Jay Dyer of Jay’sAnalysis.com There’s nothing more 80s than Steven Spielberg, and there’s nothing better 80s than Raiders of the Lost Ark.  Based on the oft-referenced classic film serials, Indiana Jones is a household name.  What is far from common knowledge are the profound religious and... / READ MORE /
Esoteric Analysis of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ by Jay Dyer of Jay’sAnalysis.com Eyes Wide Shut is a film that failed to live to the expectations of many. It was supposed to be an edgy thriller that made statements about upper echelon decadence, while also utilizing the real world sex life of Tom Cruise and... / READ MORE /
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial – Esoteric Analysis by Jay Dyer of Jay’sAnalysis.com Working my way through the Spielberg canon, I couldn’t pass up an esoteric analysis of E.T.  While I think Close Encounters is loaded with esoteric and conspiratorial clues and messages, E.T. also has its unique emphasis, providing America with a new approach to the issue of... / READ MORE /
The Neverending Story (1984) – Film Analysis by Jay Dyer of Jay’s Analysis These 80s cult classics do well for analyses. Vitrually all the classics children of the 80s like myself grew up with were loaded with deeper, esoteric symbolism, as our series has demonstrated, and The Neverending Story is no different.  In fact, the... / READ MORE /
The Matrix (1999) – Esoteric Analysis by Jay Dyer of Jay’s Analysis The Matrix, as I’ve joked many times, is one of those perennial topics in philosophy 101 classes that tends to evoke the most inane and mindless “philosophizing” by the mind-warped morass of modern morlocks.  Yet still, it is a film that is packed... / READ MORE /
Dark Crystal Esoteric Analysis by Jay Dyer of Jay’s Analysis Much like Labyrinth, Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal is one of those kid’s films all of us who grew up in the 80s seem to have a strange affinity for. And, much like Labyrinth, it is chock full of Henson’s same occult proclivities. While Labyrinth,... / READ MORE /
The Hidden Symbolism in 80’s Classic Fantasy Film, Legend (1985) by: Jay Dyer and Jennifer Sodini Ridley Scott is reportedly not happy about Legend, nor is Tom Cruise. However, when we think “80s Tom Cruise,” we think Top Gun, Risky Business, and Legend. How does one go from Blade Runner to Legend? These are great 80s mysteries that we are not here to... / READ MORE /
Esoteric Analysis of ‘Interstellar’ (2014) by Jay Dyer of Jay’s Analysis Spoilers ahead. Interstellar is a grandiose film about a great number of serious philosophical and scientific concepts. It’s also about a host other things, such as love, life, mistakes, meaning, etc., so knowing where to start an anlysis is a bit challenging, though as many... / READ MORE /
Esoteric Analysis of 80’s Classic Fantasy Film ‘Labyrinth’ by: Jay Dyer of Jay’s Analysis It’s always fun to go back and watch the movies you grew up with. However, it can also be a laughingly disturbing experience, akin to finding out that uncle you had that was so cool was actually an alcoholic. One of... / READ MORE /
Artificial Intelligence (2001) – Transhumanist Fairy Tale by Jay Dyer of Jay’sAnalysis.com Artificial Intelligence is the Stanley Kubrick script made into a 2001 film by famed director Steven Spielberg. A modern presentation of Pinocchio, the Spielberg/Kubrick A.I. operates on multiple levels as an allegory, as well as a morality tale of mankind’s potentially disastrous future given the rise... / READ MORE /