• WhiteOut: Whitewashing In Hollywood

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  • Popstar: Imperial Dope

    From the Saturday Night Live comedic trio – Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone – who brought late night TeeVee audiences such classic SNL digital shorts as “Dick in a Box” and “Shy Ronnie” comes a new mockumentary (“popumentary”?) called “Popstar: Never Stop, Never Stopping.” This no-holds-barred film,...
  • Revenant Street Art Movie

    The Revenant

    In 2002, novelist and historian Michael Punke quietly published a novel called “The Revenant,” based on the historical record surrounding the life and adventures of 19th century American fur trapper High Glass. The term “revenant,” which means “a person who returns after death, like a ghost,” is an apt...
  • Star Wars 7 Movie Review

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away – the pre-imperial United States in 1977, to be precise – director George Lucas unleashed “Star Wars: A New Hope” on an unsuspecting world. Equal parts “space opera,” sci fi adventure, and “hero’s journey” mythology (see Joseph Campbell’s Hero...
  • The Big Short Movie Review

    The Big Short

    Rob Williams, PhD University of Vermont “The truth is like poetry. And most people fucking hate poetry.” – Overheard in a Washington, D.C. bar by Michael Lewis; Author of The Big Short Take stupendous Wall Street corruption and near-global-economic meltdown. Add a 2008 Michael Lewis expose (The Big Short)...