Without mankind’s inclination to push the limits of possibility, we wouldn’t have a number of scientific achievements we benefit from today — and we wouldn’t have a lot of epic movies. In one of 2017’s best films, The Lost City Of Z, James Gray took Charlie Hunnam and Robert Pattinson to the unexplored, inhospitable jungles […]Read More In A Lonely Place: ‘Ad Astra’ & ‘The Lighthouse’
I, like the majority of the western world, saw The Hunger Games on opening weekend. It had been nearly a year since I’d read Suzanne Collins’ book and I hadn’t yet started on the sequels. (I’m doing that now — and at the moment, I’m on Team Finnick. Sorry, Peeta! This is subject to change, […]Read More Rewriting ‘The Hunger Games’: Five Fixes To Make It Flawless
Event movies are rare these days. Most films that studios would have you believe are “events” are anything but — sheep in wolves’ clothing. They hardly give us a reason to go to the theater at all, let alone line up opening night. The Hunger Games, however, is an event. Certainly 2012’s first, and unless […]Read More Starving For Attention: Let The ‘Games’ Begin!