Should We Be Comparing Real World Tragedies with…

Saturday evening I bemused a tweet that's still quite a plausible outcome of this week: “Somebody will post an article on FRUITVALE STATION and the #Zimmerman verdict this week.” Bear in mind, nobody's jumping on…

‘Man of Steel’ & How Genre Tropes are…

“Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane!” “Yeah! You know it's good to appreciate the smaller things in life. Way better than being repeatedly punched in the face by metal and…

Roger & Me: A Eulogy for My Hero,…

I learned last week’s sad news late on a particularly busy work day, as I was scrambling to gather my thoughts for an important meeting. First came a pop-up message from a fellow cinephile simply…

Defeating Cynicism in Oscar’s Ending Daze

Since when has awards season become anything but a polite recognition of talent amongst peers? It's an honest question that hasn't been answered too honestly as of late. This is one of the few awards…

‘Argo’s Politics Emphasize an America at Odds

We discuss the movie Argo in depth below, also touching on certain points regarding the film that could inspire debate and controversy. If you haven't seen the film yet, proceed with caution. Though any given film can…

Movie Morals for the Political Soul

I owe at least two important aspects of my character to my father, the first of which is my profound love of film. From an early age I had near constant exposure to cinema, given…

Religious Movies - Simon of the Desert 2

Religion and Cinema

People are often surprised when I tell them I studied religion at school.  It doesn’t really seem to fit my personality.  The common question is “Why would you study religion?  Did you want to be…