Archive for May, 2013

The Summer Blockbuster

With young audiences off from school, Hollywood knows there is more money to be made in the summer than at any other time.

Tom Cruise

There are several ways to measure the trajectory of Tom Cruise’s career, but one that is often overlooked is his association with popular music.

Baz Luhrmann

Baz Luhrmann’s films are noted for their opulence, exuberance and flamboyance. Does this approach make for a good cinematic experience?


“Here’s looking at you, kid.” Casablanca has more quotable lines than any other movie, but it’s the visual design that gives the film its thematic resonance.

Money, Money, Money

All industries need profits to survive. So why do so many Hollywood films castigate wealth and capitalism?

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