This is my first movie review, so bear with me.
In Paul Greengrass’ film Captain Phillips, Tom Hanks plays real-life Captain Richard Phillips, a survivor of a hijacking and subsequent kidnapping by Somali pirates. 440 more words
“Art is not a mirror to reflect the world,” said Bertolt Brecht. And angst may be in the eye of the beholder. Still, this season’s best picture contenders seem to be serving up equal parts entertainment and very modern anxiety, whether the films are set in the near future, the distant past or the perilous present. 1,176 more words
Fear, anxiety, globalization and economic disparity on the high seas.
There is none better at drawing tension out of real-life terror than Paul Greengrass. Even when they aren’t used as glorified water guns that playfully squirt pretty red paint everywhere (a la’ Quentin Tarantino) or lazy phallic symbols for some beefcake to eviscerate, guns in films are usually very un-scary. 557 more words