Why Him? (2016)

Why Him? (2016)
“Amber Ways of Gain” In Anatomy of Criticism, literary critic Northrop Frye argues that the conflict between civilization and nature lies at the center of the Shakespearean comedy. Youngsters must enter what Frye calls the “green world” in order to work out their disconnects from adult society before returning to take over political power from ...

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. ...