Del Toro employs an interesting device to illuminate the issues: biblical stories.
I know who Snoke is. Ok, I admit that I originally had that as the title, but could foresee the flood of “clickbait” accusations with the overall discontent surrounding Snoke’s identity, so I moved it. But in all seriousness, I do know who he is. In a way. I know there are hundreds of articles… [Read More]
Coming-of-age stories are often about discovery as characters emerge from childhood. They often harken back to the story of Eden, as Adam and Eve eat forbidden fruit and their eyes are opened to see and experience the world in new ways.
Justice. Revenge. Are they the same? Are they even related? In the Fade from Fatih Akin is the story of a search for justice, and what happens when that justice is denied.
“Stars Wars is back as it should be – best episode yet!” So I wrote on Facebook Thursday night, December 14, after watching an early showing of the movie. Rave reviews were already appearing on the internet but not all the fanbase would be pleased when they viewed the movie. In the last week or… [Read More]
The reaction to The Last Jedi has produced levels of venom, vitriol, and vituperation not often seen in filmgoers. But is it justified?
when old wineskins make way for new, who sees it coming? if one waits on royalty but receives rabble, will one still receive? and though death is obviously an end, isn’t it always also a beginning? even so . . . shred the Jedi texts and burn the sacred tree, for the force is the… [Read More]
The First Calvary’s deployment wasn’t ‘one battle and you get to go home;’ it was ‘stay until the mission is complete, then go home.’
Directed by Darren Aronofsky, mother! brings us into the heart of the fractured marriage of Mother (Jennifer Lawrence) and Man (Javier Bardem). A poet who suffers from writer’s block, Bardem is distant and cold as he sweats over his pages, praying for inspiration. Meanwhile, as her husband focuses his energy on his work, Lawrence’s Mother… [Read More]
The opening of Dunkirk reminded me of the opening scenes in Fury, as my stomach clenched and refused to let me go. Facing hidden enemies and countless dangers, a few soldiers make their way through the city while being fired on by German soldiers. Through our vantage point (the lead actor Fionn Whitehead or “Tommy,” named after the… [Read More]