Ready Player One (2018)

Ready Player One (2018)
“So shines a good deed in a weary world” By returning the industry to its mad quest for blockbuster-level profits, Steven Spielberg’s Jaws (1975) and George Lucas’ Star Wars (1977) killed an academically beloved period of American cinema, the Hollywood Renaissance, a set of ambitious, modernist, politically critical films ranging from The Graduate and Easy ...

2012: A “Top Seven” List

2012: A
No Monologism, Not Now (full screen ahead, seven interpretations, seven intertexts) In reflecting upon the films of 2012, I thought I would deconstruct the idea of a top ten list, and try to build something very different. And, who better to consult than Jacques Derrida, the father of deconstruction. In his hilarious essay, “No Apocalypse, ...