Gonna Fly Now; Or, the American (Non)Gospel

Review of Rocky, Directed by John D. AvildsenBy ALEXIS NEALI feel a little silly describing the plot of Rocky (1976). Still, I know there may be a few young whippersnappers out there who never sat around on Saturday afternoons watching old action movies on TNT and who thus don’t know who this Sylvester Stallone guy is or why people get so excited when he pops up on their movie screens in otherwise unremarkable films like The Expendables (2010) or the much improved (if unimpressively n … [Read more...]