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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Musing Pictures: Oldboy (2003)

I had a lot of trouble with the octopus-eating scene in this film. I address my concerns about this type of movie violence, and cite Tarantino in the process...

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Musing Pictures: Blue Caprice

When is it appropriate to reveal an "evil" character's point of view? Is it ever appropriate to dwell on that point of view exclusively?  I tackle this challenging question in light of "Blue Caprice", a film about the notorious "Bewtway Sniper"...

"Blue Caprice", contemplated in Musing Pictures, only at Max It Magazine

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Musing Pictures: Lawrence of Arabia

In my latest article, I explore what Spielberg might have learned from "Lawrence of Arabia" (and wonder if there might have been lessons he chose to ignore).

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Musing Pictures: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

This week, my final article for 2013, I explore Peter Jackson's unusual, frustrating, and surprisingly entertaining approach to narrative structure in the middle installment of his "Hobbit" trilogy.