Blue Like Jazz (2012): A Conversation with Steve Taylor

My review of Blue Like Jazz was published at Filmwell.org several days ago.But that was just the warm-up.My conversation with director Steve Taylor has just been published on the website of Seattle Pacific University's Response magazine. Enjoy.We talked about the movie, how the good people at Reed College responded to it, and more. Steve opened up about his feelings on The Hunger Games, The Tree of Life, and his upcoming rock album. … [Read more...]

"It is competent and sufficient, and … that’s what’s truly, dismayingly disappointing about it."

Here's an excerpt from a thorough, excellent review of Gary Ross's The Hunger Games by Roderick Heath: "If I’m sounding a little jaded about Collins’ creation, which I enjoyed reading, it’s because the more I thought about The Hunger Games, the less and less satisfied I was. It’s a novel that carefully sets up a situation that is, by definition, a zone of moral nullification, and yet contrives to have our heroine emerge smelling like a rose without ever having to make a genuinely hard choice, in … [Read more...]


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