Tag Archives: Historical

Scenery Theory: On Depiction and Intent

Clint Eastwood’s latest war drama American Sniper is breaking box-office records in this early new year, nominated for several oscars including best picture and actor, and perhaps inevitably has started to stir controversy splitting audiences and critics…

The Top 60 Movie Moments That Defined The 60’s: Part 2

We move on from Part 1 to Kubrick, Military Takeovers, Alienation, and Abstraction. A rather crowded line-up to be sure. Lets get started with empathizing with pedophilia! I apologize in advance. 50). Lolita Expresses Sexual Taboos With…

The Top 60 Movie Moments That Defined The 60’s: Part 1

There are very few consecutive modern decades that share as little in common as the 50’s slowly transformed into the 60’s, going from the largely stoic and static 50’s to the kinetic and highly expressive…

T.V Show Review: Manhattan S1

It is an interesting coincidence that I referenced the Manhattan Project earlier this year in my The Wind Rises review  and especially highlighted the quote: “I have become death; destroyer of worlds.” Because for the characters on the…

T.V Show Review: The Americans Season 2

Finally a network show that didn’t suffer from the dreaded sophomore slump. Last year The Americans was a surprisingly engaging cold-war throw-back spy thriller show from FX that introduced great characters, good old-fashioned espionage and relationship dynamics.…