“A Wrinkle in Time” wrinkles the plot and fails to iron it out.
I agree (as far as I can tell) with what you’ve written here, but I’ve only read excerpts and summaries of the novel, so I’m not authoritative.
I suspect the themes of the novel were updated to reflect our current social neurosis, in…
Not every great story can be made into a great film.
Novels, in particular present a problem of compression. The concept and cast must be made to fit into 90 to 120 pages.
I think the larger problem here is the lack of a malevolent, fightable villain. We get nothing to hate, or even dislike, and…
Jennifer Lawrence seems out of place in the past.
She’s better doing gritty todays and gritty, futuristic tomorrows than gritty yesterdays.
I’ve been a Lawrence fan since “Winter’s Bone”. She deserved the Oscar for “Silver Linings Playbook” and was great in “American Hustle”. Give her a script and…
We could finally use the NSA for something undoubtedly good.
The screen involves two conditions:
With “Fruitvale Station” Ryan Coogler proved he could layer truth. With “Creed” he proved he could cross lines and generations. Now he’s proved he can infuse an action blockbuster with messages.
If he can pull off musical comedy Hollywood will be at his feet. ;)
The Evidence Is In…
…Nikolas Cruz was a violent first person shooter video game fanatic, spending eight to fifteen hours a day pretending to kill people.
Thanks, you’re making my point…
This April will be Columbine’s 19th anniversary, almost two decades since the first unfocused mass killing by individuals who spent most of their spare time playing first person shooter video games, and whose stated goal was to emulate their video game experience — to kill as many randomly…
Focus on the fear, the unfocused.
I quoted Congress’ definition. It’s 3 or more people shot. You’re using the FBI’s definition. You only get to hundreds of mass shootings per year if you use these definitions, which don’t conform to the colloquial definition, the one most people think of when talking about mass killings.