Movie Review: The Danish Girl (2015)

There’s something strangely amiss about director Tom Hooper’s Jazz Age transgender portrait, The Danish Girl. By all accounts the film seems as though it would be initially considered as a monumental achievement for its controversial subject matter alone, not to mention its established pedigree of Academy-Award winning talent behind and in front of the camera. … Continue reading

Movie Review: Trumbo (2015)

In the realm of Hollywood, journalism, and first-amendment pioneer circles, Dalton Trumbo—one of the infamous Hollywood ten brought before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1947 for communist affiliations—has been canonized as some sort of civil liberties saint. Creating a heroic mythos of a man blacklisted from being able to create does a disservice to … Continue reading

Movie Review: Steve Jobs (2015)

Steve Jobs—mythological computer pioneer,  tech savvy guru, and unpleasant rationalist who kept his life relentlessly private—remains to this day a complex enigma. No matter how extensively he is psychoanalyzed through news articles, biographies (most notably Walter Isaacson’s 2013 acclaimed best seller Steve Jobs), or even documentaries, the man remains a mystery to those who idolize … Continue reading

Movie Review: Selma (2014)

When it comes to movies about the complexities of race, the politics of repression, or representations of the brave pioneers who paved the way for progress, Hollywood has an incurable eagerness to exploit race and self-promote their effortless hindsight position of being on what is deemed “the right side of history.” Through morally dubious and … Continue reading