Don’t Cry For Me, Celebrities

I have a hard time caring about the problems of the rich and famous. There are a not-insignificant number of movies focusing on the lives of the extremely fortunate and the difficulties faced by people that occupy the top ...

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Stretching Out the Hunger Starves Ideas

It’s important to consider audience when viewing a film. “The Hunger Games” franchise is based on a highly popular series of young adult novels and the films closely follow the source material in the development of its themes. more »

Dec 4, 2014 10:44 AM Reviews

The Story Behind The Story

Real evil is so much more boring than fictional evil. In fact, most evil in this world can be categorized as simple ignorance and dissatisfaction rather than a desire for oppression and wanton destruction. more »

Nov 26, 2014 4:48 PM Reviews

The Birdman of Broadway

The lives of actors and their love of theater tends to be relatively common story in Hollywood. Screenwriters live in that world, occupying a profession where everything is riding on one idea, or one presentation, or one last shot. more »

Nov 20, 2014 9:58 AM Reviews

Great Fiction, Mediocre Science

Good science fiction always asks complicated questions. The high-water mark of the genre is its willingness to confuse and obfuscate in the name of narrative integrity, rather than compromising the subject’s complexity ... more »

Nov 13, 2014 12:00 AM Reviews

Loving The Man Inside The Cell

There’s a long list of things I’ll never truly understand. Some are truly complicated, like American foreign policy or the derivatives market on Wall Street. Others are simply outside of my own sociological background ... more »

Nov 6, 2014 12:00 AM Reviews

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