Nine: Air Force One, The American Dream President, and Nostalgic Patriotism

Welcome to 1997! Bill Clinton is the real-life president, Hillary is dutifully performing her First Lady tasks, we have yet to experience the era of Marvel's 500 Avengers flicks, The Matrix will not be released for another two years, Julia Roberts and Harrison Ford are our highest-paid movie stars, and the world is rocking its pre-9/11 … Continue reading Nine: Air Force One, The American Dream President, and Nostalgic Patriotism

Eight: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Grief, and Goodbyes

Confession: I watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II a few months ago, and have been putting off blogging about the film. There's plenty of material to feast on in Deathly Hallows, Harry's final chapter, where it All Goes Down: the near destruction of Harry, his pals, and the institution of Hogwarts at … Continue reading Eight: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Grief, and Goodbyes

Seven: The Backwoods, Depression, and The Manliness of Carrying Your Own Shotgun

I was feeling a little depressed last week when I settled in for my screening of The Backwoods on my laptop. I know, I know, watching movies on one's laptop is not primo, not if you're a REAL CINEMA fan, but as I said I was feeling low and liked the idea of holding off … Continue reading Seven: The Backwoods, Depression, and The Manliness of Carrying Your Own Shotgun