Laughs and crazies in American Hustle

One dose insanity + one dose comedy = Oscar bait [Read more...]

The Flowers of War

Review of The Flowers of War, Directed by Zhang Yimou By KENDRICK KUO [Warning: The review below contains mature themes] The Rape of Nanjing is a historical event that continues to play a role in Sino-Japanese relations. Whenever the Japanese government reviews or changes its educational curriculum, its treatment of the sacking of Nanjing (or [Read More...]

The Dark Knight Resurrects

Review of The Dark Knight Rises, Directed by Christopher Nolan By KENDRICK KUO In continuation of Alexis and Paul’s tracing of Christian themes in blockbuster action films, I’d like to add my own voice. Both have argued for the power of Christian mythology (in the true, Narnian sense of the term) in the storyteller’s craft. [Read More...]

Dark Knight Rex

Review of The Dark Knight Rises, Directed by Christopher Nolan By PAUL D. MILLER What do you get when someone rewrites A Tale of Two Cities, sets it in modern-day New York with Fritz Lang’s Metropolis underneath, turns Robespierre into a drug-addled terrorist warlord modeled on Darth Vader, and ends it with an apotheosis copied [Read More...]


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