Monthly Archives: December, 2015

Interview: The Big Short Writer-director Adam McKay

The Big Short sneaked up on me. On us all. When awards season began, it wasn’t really in the conversation. After all, here was Adam McKay, the filmmaker behind (admittedly awesome) Will Ferrell comedies like Anchorman, Talladega Nights, and The Other Guys, and co-creator of the Funny or Die website co-writing and directing an adaptation of […]

What We Talk About When We Talk About Star Wars

“Star Wars, nothing but Star Wars, Give me those Star Wars, don’t let them end. Star Wars, if they should bar wars, please let these Star Wars stay.”   The return of Star Wars this past month to theaters, social media, box-office record books, the pop-culture landscape, every advertising tie-in imaginable, and seemingly many of our […]

“While all the other arts were born naked, [film], the youngest, has been born fully-clothed. It can say everything before it has anything to say. It is as if the savage tribe, instead of finding two bars of iron to play with, had found scattering the seashore fiddles, flutes, saxophones, trumpets, grand pianos by Erhard and Bechstein, and had begun with incredible energy, but without knowing a note of music, to hammer and thump upon them all at the same time.”

--Virginia Woolf