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“The Wanting Mare,” directed by Nicolas Batement, is a haunting sci-fi, romance, and neo-Gothic film. It features outstanding actors, including Jordan Monahan. The movie is about a future dystopia presented mainly in symbolic terms, and it communicates on many levels. Filming took place in a an old disintergrating New Jersey warehouse. The core motivating theme is a dream passed on for generations from mother to daughter about the time before the evident devastation when life was better. On first viewing, and I intend to watch it at least one more time, the film’s writer intended to show the importance of dreams even if they are not capable of realization for generations. The dream is symbolically represented in the film by a wild horse, the “Wanting Mare.” Ultimately, it is the freedom and health of the life force. Dreams can make life bearable even under some of the most adverse social and economic conditions. The film is much more timely and relevant than most viewers will recognize.

A Note on the Reviewer’s Philosophy of Film: As a philosopher, I apply both a psychoanalytic and social analytic interpretation to the films that I review. To my mind, films are the collective dreams of the society and culture in which they are rooted, as expressed by the writer and director. This is of course filtered through the interpretations of the actors, and set designers, as mediated by the technology used to make film. Like the psychoanalytic interpretation of the dreams of an individual, it is posssible to crystalize out from a film a symbolic message of where a society has been ontologically, currently is, and where it might be going. For a good review of current philosophies of film, see New Philosophies of Fim – Thinking Images by Robert Sinnerbrink (N.Y., Continuum, 2011).

On January 20, the criminal coup against our American Constitutional Republic was de facto completed. A Stalinist Communist Totalitarian State has been installed in Washington, D.C. The American Constitutional Republic is on life-support. As patriots, and supporters of President Donald Trump, our current and continuing legitimate President, we must pledge our lives and sacred honor to the full restoration of the Republic. President Trump was secretly sworn in for a 2nd term as President on January 20 at the White House in exile in Florida. It is a fully functioning White House with support of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Generals of the Space Force, Special Operations, the Marines, and the Air Force. Most importantly, it has the support of 80 million plus American People who lawfully elected him. Source: Dr. Steve Pieczenik, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under Henry Kissinger, Cyrus Vance, George Shultz, and James Baker.