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2016 in Movies

January 3, 2017 12:04 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Everybody keeps saying how terrible 2016 was. Just today I flipped through a New York Times retrospective of the year in pictures and it made me realize just how many terribly devastating things happened in this year. Brexit, a divisive election, a worsening crisis in Syria, a refugee crisis with no clear resolution…the list goes on. But, that feels so reductionist. Years aren’t solely bad, or solely good. They’re years – filled with good things and bad things. Things that... Read more

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Swiss Army Man and the State of Modern Entertainment

November 6, 2016 9:05 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Since its initial screenings at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, audiences and critics have come to a rare consensus about the film Swiss Army Man: it’s impossible to categorize. Apparently, this predicament was troubling enough to make the movie notorious for the noticeable amount of people that walked out during its initial screenings. At first glance this behavior seems strange, given that by now, the film has received generally favorable reviews, and gained somewhat of a cult status. To empathize... Read more

Raising Awareness of Awareness

February 7, 2016 2:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

After watching the box office-topping movie The Revenant during winter break, I came back with an abundance of food for thought. Besides the fact that the movie was greatly entertaining throughout, there were a couple of lingering impressions that I came away with. Both of these reflections came from the same unique quality about this movie, which has probably contributed to its staying power at the box office. This element is the movie’s strong emphasis on naturalism. This is a... Read more

Fall TV and Movie Guide

October 1, 2014 12:17 pm Published by 2 Comments

So much is happening in the Fall. School is starting; leaves are changing; winter is coming. Yet among all of this seasonal upheaval, there is one sacred constant. No, I am not referring to the High Holy Days. And I am not even referencing the return of the NFL. I am talking, of course, about the Fall TV season, a time when networks unleash their shiny new toys, and try to justify the millions of dollars they put into developing... Read more