Archives for May 21, 2005

The Chicago Reader goes for the political angle on Star Wars

Surprise, surprise... The Chicago Reader's J.R. Jones, in the tradition of that paper's preoccupation with political readings of film, sees Revenge of the Sith as an attack on the White House. … [Read more...]

Overlooked 2004 treasure: "Goodbye, Dragon Inn"

Sometimes I wish I had the resources to travel around the world to the great film festivals. Heck, sometimes I wish I had the time and money to explore the international film festival that takes place in my own backyard! (I'm only going to one film in this year's Seattle International Film Festival this year, and I'm not happy about it at all.)Fortunately, I have friends who do travel to festivals, and I hear firsthand from them about the films I'm missing, films I'll later look up on … [Read more...]