Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)
“Performance Trumped” Because they help sad people laugh, comedy films are often dismissed by critics. However, in a culture where entertainment has consumed our news and politics, it’s imperative we examine how such films function. In The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life (1959), sociologist Erving Goffman employs dramaturgical analysis to study how people relate ...

Trumbo (2015)

Trumbo (2015)
“The Hollywood One and a Half” The obvious importance of Trumbo (Jay Roach, 2015), the new biopic of Hollywood Ten screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston), is that it reminds us that our own chilling contemporary political climate is merely an echo of a movie we’ve regrettably had to sit through before. With Donald Trump doing ...