Game Night is a nearly perfect entertainment for adults over a certain age.
When I first tried to understand what the whole financial meltdown was about, it sounded to me like some kind of perpetual motion machine -- a black box that reversed the first law of thermodynamics ("econo-dynamics"?) to produce energy from nothing, or money from debt. Turns out the principles behind the "financial instruments" that caused the collapse were indeed crafted in part by physicists and mathematicians who designed complex formulas that defied real-world understanding, but that appeared to guarantee profits out of nothing.
Here's my quick take on the smoke-and-mirrors magic-of-the-marketplace that deregulation made possible at the turn of the last century (y'all remember Enron) and how it's manifesting itself in today's financial crises -- using clips from CBS's "60 Minutes" report, "Wall Street's Shadow Market", (10/6/08) and Alex Gibney's documentary, "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" (2005).
A rare superhero fantasy that's plugged into the real world, but that still can't be all things to all viewers.
Difficult is a gendered term fueled by the Hollywood machine and maintained by the belief that actresses aren’t respo...
An article about the wide-ranging efforts to arrange free screenings for students and young people to see the groundb...
On two excellent Criterion releases of classic horror films.