Screening Log #75: Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

Written by James Cameron and William Wisher Jr. Directed by James Cameron Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, and Richard Patrick       As I’ve mentioned before, the binary opposition between synthetic and organic life presented in James Cameron’s The Terminator is complicated by the series’ second film, Terminator 2: Judgement Day. What … Continue reading

Screening Log #74: The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Written by Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, and David S. Goyer, based on characters created by Bob Kane Directed by Christopher Nolan Starring Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman, and Marion Cotillard     Perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of making a comic book film lies in conceptualizing how the source … Continue reading

Screening Log #71: The Terminator (1984)

Written by James Cameron, Gale Ann Hurd, and William Wisher Jr. Directed by James Cameron Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, and Michael Biehn       There’s one strain of conventional of thinking that ascribes a generative kind of logic to man’s – the gendering here is intentional – pursuit of technological advancement. Where the … Continue reading

Screening Log #63: 21 Jump Street (2012)

Written by Michael Bacall & Jonah Hill, based on the television show created by Patrick Hasburgh & Stephen J. Cannell Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller Starring Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Brie Larson, and Dave Franco       And we’re back after a (not-so) brief hiatus from film watch – and subsequent blogging … Continue reading

Screening Log #61: The Avengers (2012)

Written by Joss Whedon and Zak Penn, based on characters by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby Directed by Joss Whedon Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlet Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, and Tom Hiddleston       Having written before, perhaps loosely, about the allegorical readings that may be … Continue reading