Period Piece

Dear Dallas Buyers Club,

What is about unsavory characters in film? Or even unsavory films with character? I have yet to figure it out but one ...

The 2013 State of the Monster Address

In the second annual State of the Monster Address, I examine what new monsters have shown up and see if they can take ...

Dear Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,

There is a very rare and specific kind of cinematic alchemy, one which takes the sciences of cinematography, editing, ...

Dear Django Unchained,

Man, when you got started on telling your story, I swear I felt Sergio Leone grinnin’ in his grave. But then, we’re ...

Dear Anna Karenina,

When a film takes the subtext of its source material and makes it text the result will often blunt the final product, ...

Dear Cloud Atlas,

It is my firm believe that ambition should never be the source of ridicule. A reach exceeding its grasp should never be ...