…take the time

With few exceptions (Thor) one of the enduring lessons of the Marvel lesson is the power of our own inner strength, and above all, intelligence. Even the Hulk is the product of the incredible work of Bruce Banner. Yes, Tony Stark had a leg up with the whole son of a successful businessman, but he’s…

…connect

Yet another story about the end of humanity seems like an appropriate way to wind down the 2015 Summer of Blockbusters, but you might be surprised at how un-blockbuster-like a movie about the end of days can be.

…Act Surprised

Happy Oscar Sunday! For film lovers, there are few greater nights than Oscar night. For 3 to 4 hours we get to relive all of the great moments in film of the last year. The stories that inspired us, and made us laugh and cry, are celebrated as only Hollywood can. Unfortunately that involves an…

…liberate

Inalienable rights. It’s a term that’s at the very core of our country’s belief system. We’re brought up on it. It’s brought out for every political moment, heated news network argument, and has (sadly) become a bit of a catch-all for ill-informed pundits trying to make a point they have no right making. The words…

…Move Forward

It’s hard to believe that a film about slavery would be relevant over 150 years after slavery was abolished. Not only is director Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave,” relevant, it’s a fresh and eye-opening look at a period of our nation’s history that most of us thought we knew well. The film tells the…