Tag Archives: Joel Edgerton

Lion and Loving

I recently saw Lion in the theater and later that day, watched the DVD of Loving. The similarities were striking. Both are based on true stories, one very recent, and the other, still within my lifetime. Both were good-looking films … Continue reading

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An open letter to the creators of Exodus: Gods and Kings

Note: Normally, I write a critique of a film in the standard way. After viewing Exodus: Gods and Kings, I felt a note to the director, screenwriters and producers of the film seemed more in order. Dear Mr. Scott, Myriad … Continue reading

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The Great Gatsby

As any of my film students could tell you (most likely with eyes rolled back as they remembered the lesson), the last stage in the development of a genre is the parodic/baroque stage. That’s the stage where the key elements … Continue reading

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