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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 /
By: Jennifer Sodini and Jay Dyer After a period of silence, Radiohead has reappeared with a new single after a curious marketing pitch, removing their social media profiles from public view.  The new single, “Burn the Witch” is garnering much media attention, particularly in regard to the enigmatic lyrics and symbolism presented in the video.... / 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 /
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 /
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 /
Fantasy is defined as “the faculty or activity of imagining things, especially things that are impossible or improbable”, and (while controversial) the psychedelic experience expands our consciousness to perceive this impossible/improbable world. While the psychedelic experience is not for everyone, the medium of film can evoke this same feeling. In the video below, we have compiled... / 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 /