Memory is what Hannibal Lecter has instead of a view. A former forensic psychiatrist, this Renaissance Man waxes poetic with the best of them when he isn’t polishing off his victims with a glass of red wine.
The question is, does Hannibal stack up as one of the great movie villains? That’s what we’re asking this week as we watch Silence of the Lambs. You’re going to want to turn the lights out for this one.
Darth Vader, Lord Voldemort, and Hans Landa also go under the microscope as we tackle questions of gender, power, madness, and the things that frighten us most. Enjoy this episode with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.