POSTED // Nov 30,2012 - Literary historical costume dramas: They’re all over theaters, especially during the awards-baiting fall and winter months. They fill their casts with great actors, place them in meticulously decorated rooms
POSTED // Nov 30,2012 - Writer/director Andrew Dominik’s heist thriller Killing Me Softly is set in 2008, during the height of the panic over the U.S. financial collapse and the run-up to Barack Obama’s election.
POSTED // Nov 21,2012 - Matthew Quick’s terrific 2008 novel The Silver Linings Playbook was a jaggedly funny, often unsettling first-person story of a man trying to return to normalcy after a traumatic event leads to a psychological breakdown
POSTED // Nov 16,2012 - “Compromise … or you risk it all,” the president of the United States warns an ideologically rigid member of his own party—and no, you haven’t just walked into a Campaign 2012 reality show.
POSTED // Nov 2,2012 - In the realm of fantasy fiction, they call it “world-building”: the appeal of an entirely distinct universe, perhaps based on some future of our own world, perhaps set somewhere and sometime else entirely.
POSTED // Nov 2,2012 - Director Robert Zemeckis has spent a decade focused entirely on photo-realistic computer animation like The Polar Express and A Christmas Carol. With Flight—his first live-action feature since Cast Away in 2000