Snubbing Great Performances: #OscarsSoWhite

My friends and I walked out of the theater. We were floored. It was a visceral tour-de-force, and we could scarcely find the words for it. It was a cinematic achievement in many regards. Being Tarantino’s eighth film, we should have been prepared for such a pleasantly overwhelming experience. It was a film called The Hateful Eight, and despite… Continue reading Snubbing Great Performances: #OscarsSoWhite

Did they just do that?: Inglourious Basterds and Historical Accountability

“I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.” – Walt Disney Imagine a person who doesn’t know much about history, but manages to watch a great deal of movies. Say he or she watches Argo, and then takes an interest in U.S.-Middle Eastern relations. Say he or… Continue reading Did they just do that?: Inglourious Basterds and Historical Accountability