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A Farce With Heart

Last night I watched Kumaré, a mock documentary made by the very talented Vikram Gandhi. If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly highly recommend that you do. It is extremely engaging, touching, funny, but most important it drives home a very important point with extraordinary skill. Vikram Gandhi was born and raised in New […]

American Beauty: Translucent Cinema

Let’s take a deeper look at American Beauty, written by Alan Ball, directed by Sam Mendes, and the winner of my contemporary translucent cinema poll. On its surface, the film addresses such common contemporary themes as meaninglessness, infidelity, ambition, and family dysfunction. But, as the movie poster urged before we even bought our tickets, “Look […]

Movie Review: IN TIME

Andrew Niccol previously wrote The Truman Show and Terminal, and so is no newcomer to larger-than-life allegory in cinema. His latest film, In Time, with Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried is not just a very clever film about time, it’s also a film for which the release date is itself is a miracle in timing. […]