If you’ve been on the Internet for more than 5 minutes in the past two days, you are no doubt aware of a certain PR crisis surrounding an alleged Presidential statement. Nightly news anchors, local bloggers, church leadership councils and literally millions of people are in a state of shock and uproar and have taken… [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]
With Election, you could start your discussion anywhere. Is it the way that the film directed by Alexander Payne (About Schmidt, Sideways, Nebraska) and written by Tom Perrotta (The Leftovers) so adeptly nails the American political landscape in 1999 then and now? Is it from the vantage point of the good girl-obsessed with winning-turned-politician in Reese Witherspoon’s Tracy Flick… [Read More]
A little over two years ago, in mid-October of 2015, Peter Jackson released his extended edition of The Battle of the Five Armies. The Middle-earth fan base assumed that was all this generation would see of Tolkien’s works on film. After all, the Executor of the Tolkien Estate, J.R.R.’s son Christopher, had expressed his disdain… [Read More]