Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane (2018)

Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane (2018)
“The Tube Meaning of Christmas”: A Meditation on the Hallmark Channel at Christmastime My violin teacher, Ken Wollberg, asked me, if, since I study movies for a living, whether that included the Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel. With the exception of some cultural studies scholars like myself—I did, after all, spend a decade writing ...

The Night Before (2015)

The Night Before (2015)
“Nick Carraway and Jay Gatsby, a Bromance” The Night Before (Jonathan Levine, 2015) is one of those wonderful Hollywood films where the low expectations established by the trailer mask its more challenging project, making its final impact all the greater. I went to the film anticipating the normal “bromance” shenanigans from the Seth Rogen crowd. ...