The Problem of Ideology

There is no escaping ideology in art. Everything from painting to filmmaking will in some small way contain a part of the artist’s view of the world. It is only natural, after all, that when a...

Deadpool

To massively paraphrase JFK “my fellow nerds, ask not whether you should see Deadpool, ask instead what snacks you will buy when you see Deadpool.” Finally we have a mainstream comic book movie...

Point Break

What made the original Point Break great? It was simple, and most importantly fun. Who wouldn’t love a surfer/heist movie starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, with Anthony Kiedis hanging...

The Revenant

  Based on a remarkable true story, The Revenant follows frontiersman and fur trapper Hugh Glass as he seeks revenge against the man who killed his son and left him for dead after being attacked...

In the Heart of the Sea

  I tried to read Moby Dick once. I failed. In the Heart of the Sea reminded me of that experience insofar as the synopsis was far more enticing than the product. Set in the early 19th century,...