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If You Can’t Be Yourself, Be Batman

When I reviewed The LEGO Movie in 2014, I called it a self-aware contradiction, a cynical yet high quality commercial for LEGOs that would make for a fascinating discussion piece in a media studies class. Without a doubt, the film was well made ...

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When Count Olaf says, “In all honesty I prefer long-form television to the movies; it’s so much more convenient to consume entertainment from the comforts of your own home,” during an episode of Netflix’s Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate ... more

Feb 8, 2017 11:19 AM Reviews

Humans are a species of myth-makers and storytellers. Every society on Earth has created some supernatural tale stemming from their environments, tales that answer questions or give purpose, legends that teach lessons or offer warnings. more

Feb 1, 2017 10:26 AM Reviews

There’s a story told by market capitalists. It’s one about the importance of tenacity, about the necessity of bootstrapping, about the power of elbow grease. It’s a nice story, filled with fairy tales about American innovation and small town ... more

Jan 26, 2017 10:18 AM Reviews

The last big Hollywood musical in recent memory was Moulin Rouge, a jukebox style production written and directed by the king of excess Baz Luhrman. It won two Oscars for costume ... more

Jan 11, 2017 11:08 AM Reviews

Everyone takes stock at the beginning of a new year. Successes and failures become focused, memories begin to fade into the collective of the past, and lessons ... more

Jan 4, 2017 11:14 AM Reviews

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