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.
The film Cars 3 opens with a blank screen as Lightning McQueen pumps himself up for the upcoming race: “Speed. I am speed.” Sound familiar?
This week, Chris Utley and ScreenFish newbie Peter Adourian join Steve to tackle Nate Parker’s controversial BIRTH OF A NATION. In this episode, they tackle issues of race and gender politics, owning the truth and even whether we can separate art from the artists. Want to continue to conversation at home? Click the link… [Read More]
Released at Sundance earlier this year, the film sparked a bidding war the likes of which the festival had never seen before (and eventually settled at Fox Searchlight for an amazing $17.5M, the highest in the festival’s history. With a timely subject matter (especially in the heat of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy) and buzz-worthy visuals, Nate Parker’s film… [Read More]
Lately, Hollywood seems content to reboot or extend what has already been done. But the decision to reach back into MGM’s vault in the 1960s and draw from the Cold War seemed like a strange decision. With the casting of Man of Steel’s Henry Cavill as the U.S. agent Napoleon Solo, Warner Bros. set up the odd… [Read More]