Holmes and Watson (2018)

Holmes and Watson (2018)
“The Game (of Genre) is Afoot, or Will Ferrell ‘a-starting’” In my course on academic film criticism, I critique popular reviewing as a “say nothing” enterprise; the practice often reduces to “the film was good [or bad].” The problem with such evaluative criticism is that without a methodology for determining what good or bad might ...

Suffragette (2015)

Suffragette (2015)
“Because They Are Right and We Are Wrong” A surprising twist in “The Abominable Bride,” the most recent episode of Sherlock (BBC), Steven Moffat’s contemporary re-working of Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective stories, is that the conspiracy uncovered by the work of Sherlock Holmes is the work of suffragettes. I found this curious given the fall ...