POSTED // Aug 9,2013 - It’s a little bit silly to talk about a science-fiction film like Elysium being an allegory, because that’s almost a tautology; at its core, all science-fiction and fantasy is fundamentally allegory.
POSTED // Jul 26,2013 - In the early hours of New Year’s day 2009, Oscar Grant—a 22-year-old African-American man—was shot by a Bay Area transit officer while handcuffed and face-down on the ground at Oakland’s Fruitvale train station.
POSTED // Jul 19,2013 - The Sandlot writer/director David Mickey Evans and several cast members are touring with the film for 20th-anniversary screenings. This week, the tour comes to Salt Lake City, where it was filmed.
POSTED // Jul 16,2013 - There is a certain brand of movie documentary—one that has proliferated over the past decade—that succeeds for its audience not primarily on the basis of any real measure of quality, but simply by virtue of existing.
POSTED // Jul 12,2013 - Long ago, in a mysterious California suburb, a young boy watched an independent Los Angeles television station whose programming seemed to consist entirely of Lakers games and monster movies.
POSTED // Jul 3,2013 - It’s entirely possible that if you remove the Minions from the Despicable Me movies, they would be utterly without value. But there they are. And they’re funny little sons-o’-guns.