Editorials

by / on July 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE PEOPLE VS. THE PEOPLE VS. GEORGE LUCAS

“You can always tell a Star Wars fan by how much they hate Star Wars.”  -The People vs. George Lucas Every year Comic Con rolls around, and every year I experience a renewed fascination with the vagaries and complexities of […]

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by / on July 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

BUSINESS AS USUAL

Confession time: I will do almost anything that graphic novelist and professional grump Alan Moore says. The man is a brilliant, grouchy mountain man and even though I don’t claim to be a big fan of graphic novels in general, […]

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by / on July 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THIS ISN’T DALLAS; IT’S NASHVILLE

*Without quite intending it, this may come off as a review. It’s not – it’s an appreciation of a movie that everyone should see. Yes, that means you!* There are some films that stick with you because of their epic […]

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by / on July 8, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

THE HYPOCRISY OF MORAL OUTRAGE

Oh, Hollywood. Just when I thought you couldn’t get any weirder, you manage to top yourself. I hope that everyone has had time to peruse, dissect, and come to a conclusion about Gary Oldman’s recent public defense of Mel Gibson’s […]

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by / on July 7, 2014 at 9:49 am / in Editorials, Everything Else

BOOK REVIEW/MOVIE PREVIEW: GONE GIRL

So I’m gonna try something new… again! Or, rather, I’m taking a week off from YOU’VE GOTT MAIL because it was a holiday weekend and gathering volunteers for the weekly e-mail column has proven more difficult than I had both […]

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by / on July 1, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

LAUREN’S TRANSFORMERS RANT

This weekend saw the release of yet another entry into the seminal Transformers franchise by American auteur Michael Bay. Bay’s Transformers films are a ballet of big pieces of CGI’d machinery beating up other big pieces of CGI’d machinery while […]

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by / on June 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

IT’S JUST ENTERTAINMENT

I want to talk about a phrase. It’s a little phrase, but like many little phrases it packs a great deal of meaning. It’s also something that has been said in relation to film and media studies more times than […]

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by / on June 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

SHAKESPEARE FOR THE MASSES

Contrary to what you might see here, I have interests going beyond movies and being angry about them. I am particularly fond of William Shakespeare, for instance. Unsurprisingly, I am also fond of film adaptations of Shakespeare, from the filmed […]

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by / on June 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

A CAMP SENSIBILITY

“The whole point of Camp is to dethrone the serious. Camp is playful, anti-serious…One can be serious about the frivolous, frivolous about the serious.” – Susan Sontag, “Notes on ‘Camp’ ” For years I have attempted to put into words […]

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by / on May 27, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Editorials, Everything Else

A CINEMA OF FAILURE

“In its contemporary and most sophisticated form, paracinema is an aggressive, esoteric and often painfully ascetic counter-aesthetic, one that produces, in its most extreme manifestations, an ironic form of reverse elitism.” – Jeffrey Sconce, “ ‘Trashing’ the Academy” To my […]

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