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Life Of Pi (2012)

I must say, this film was a late screening for me. Despite all the hype and media around its debut, I was convinced that I would wait and if it was as good as they said, it would only be better later on, and it was! 491 more words


Curse of the Dragon Slayer

If you have Netflix and want to see a low-budget fantasy movie reminiscent of the offerings from 1980s then you might be interested in watching… 21 more words

Curse Of The Dragon Slayer

Maleficent (2014)

Directed by Robert Stromberg, Maleficent is a supernatural fantasy film staring Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning and Sam Riley. The film tells the untold story of Maleficent, the most iconic villain from the classic, … 163 more words


Disney's Forgotten Treasures: "The Black Cauldron"

I am, it is no secret, a long-time passionate fan of Disney feature animation.  While I find the ostensible politics of many of these films retrograde and sometimes even reactionary, I am also of the school that attempts to find subversive pleasures in the hegemonic popular culture fed to us by media giants like Disney.   881 more words

Film Reviews

Legal Complications (1996)

Justice, revenge, jealousy and romance is a menu that the studios have long delighted in serving up. But this stir-fry of those staple ingredients, produced by Meg Ryan as a star vehicle for herself and George Clooney, manages to satiate the intellect and gladden the heart. 943 more words

Meg Ryan

What Can "Game of Thrones" Tell Us About History?

By now, it’s well-known that George R.R. Martin’s popular series A Song of Ice and Fire, as well as the HBO series Game of Thrones, draw liberally from our own world and its history.   996 more words


"Maleficent": The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

I debated for quite some time over whether I wanted to post a review of Maleficent.  Having been thoroughly underwhelmed upon first viewing, I wasn’t sure that it would be worth my while.   561 more words