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What We Mean When We Discuss All-American Stories

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
All of the great real-life sports dramas work from the same basic premise — that of an underdog facing nearly impossible odds with determination and an undeniable sense of hope.   

Miss You Already

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Lifelong best friends Milly (Toni Collette) and Jess (Drew Barrymore) have been co-stars in a long-running saga — The Milly Affair — which has been a Sex and the City-inspired account of Milly’s life as seen via Jess as the glorified hanger-on dragged into every frame.   

Of Men and War

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Born in Paris, France, filmmaker Laurent Bécue-Renard, a Fulbright Visiting Fellow at Columbia University and a graduate of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris, has long chronicled wartime narratives — in particular the war in Bosnia.  

The Peanuts Movie

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
The timing couldn’t be more perfect for this re-introduction to Charles M. Schultz’s loveable collection of underdogs — regular Everykids from a by-gone era — that have been able to capture and maintain a death-lock on our culture for decades.   

Spectre

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
After much debate about whether or not either of them was interested in making a return to the Bond franchise after scoring the largest hit of the long-running series with Skyfall, director Sam Mendes and star Daniel Craig signed up for Spectre.  

Suffragette

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
In the United States, most social/political movements tend to adopt non-violent means to further their causes, preferring to appeal to the goodwill of both adversaries and the undecided masses watching from the sidelines.   

Our (Film) Brands in Crisis

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
A not-so-subtle shift has occurred in the film marketplace, calling into question the fundamental assumptions of the tacit arrangement between the studios and audiences. Call it a communication breakdown.  

A Ballerina's Tale

0 Comments · Monday, November 2, 2015
Misty Copeland, celebrated African-American ballerina (the first principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre), occupies cultural space alongside Serena Williams as a subject of debate when it comes to race and body image in our society.   

Burnt

0 Comments · Monday, November 2, 2015
Thanks to reality television, we have an appreciation for the celebrity chef as a troubled genius diva, which is exactly what director John Wells (August: Osage County) and screenwriter Steven Knight (The Hundred-Foot Journey) working from a story by Michael Kalesniko, give us in Burnt.   

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

0 Comments · Monday, November 2, 2015
Zombies have overtaken our televisions and our multiplexes, either as straight-up horror films, comedies or hybrids of the two.