Category Archives: Reviews

Race and Gender in the Fast and Furious Franchise

I wrote this after watching Fast & Furious 6. I never posted it. I suppose now is a good time. RIP Paul Walker. Fast and Furious (F&F) is the only film franchise with a majority non-White cast to have an … Continue reading

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My Moviegoing Experience Comes Full Circle: Django Unchained in 35mm

In short, I really enjoyed the movie. I love Quentin Tarantino’s screenwriting, directing, and overall approach to filmmaking. I own Natural Born Killers, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill (I & II), Jackie Brown, and the soundtrack to Four Rooms. I was not concerned with the … Continue reading

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The 48fps 3D Hobbit Experience

DISCLAIMER: The following review does not contain reflections about the narrative, adherence to the original novel, shot composition, directing, or any other proper review content. I was only interested in The Hobbit for its use of 48fps… I was excited … Continue reading

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Extraordinary, Ordinary Only Children

I’m currently reading the autobiography of Condoleezza Rice, Extraordinary, Ordinary People. I am especially taken with Rice’s detailed, and generally positive, experience of being an only child. Rarely is this narrative pursued in popular culture, and the popular narrative surrounding … Continue reading

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Coraline in 3D Made Me Scared

Because this is technically an endeavor about the role of media in constructing the psychology of self, I figured I should include my most recent exciting media moment. I posted this movie review of Coraline (in 3D) on Facebook. “Absolutely … Continue reading

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