Film Review: “Moana (2016),” a Fable for the Trump Era

Sometimes, you want a movie that helps you to see that it's not all hopeless, that there is still some glimmer of hope in the world for those of us who think for a living. It's really hard to find that these days, as the true consequences of a Trump Presidency loom ever larger in … Continue reading Film Review: “Moana (2016),” a Fable for the Trump Era

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Film Review: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and the Pain of Endings

Spoiler:  Full plot details for the film follow. As anyone who has read this blog is well-aware, I am a filmgoer who is fascinated by the endings of films. To my mind, the ending of a film can tell us much about not only how the narrative of the drama works (or doesn't), but also … Continue reading Film Review: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and the Pain of Endings