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 #66: Cosmopolis (2012)

Written by David Cronenberg, based on the novel by Don DeLillo Directed by David Cronenberg Starring Robert Pattinson, Sarah Gadon, Kevin Durand, and Paul Giamatti     As the internet becomes more and more prevalent, as it becomes more deeply embedded into the personal, social, and economic, daily lives of people, there is a corresponding … Continue reading

Screening Log #60.4: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

Written by Steve Kloves, based on the book by J.K. Rowling Directed by Mike Newell Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint       Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire finds itself in a very difficult position within the context of the series. This installment of the series is very much a transitional … Continue reading

Screening Log #60.3: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Written by Steve Kloves based on the novel by J.K. Rowling Directed by Alfonso Cuarón Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint       By this, the third, Harry Potter film, Steve Kloves’ scripts have fallen into a characteristic rhythm: begin with Harry in the “real” world, move to Hogwarts with some dark … Continue reading

Screening Log #60.2: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Written by Steve Kloves based on the book by J.K. Rowling Directed by Chris Columbus Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint       The second Harry Potter film begins with Harry set to return to Hogwarts for his second year of wizard schooling. Beginning, as did the first film, in the dreary … Continue reading