Bigger Than Life (1956): A Psychosis of the Real

Written by Cyril Hume and Richard Maibaum, based on an article in the New Yorker by Burton Roueche Directed by Nicholas Ray Starring James Mason, Barbara Rush, Christopher Olsen, and Walter Matthau       The period of time surrounding a large election, and the ensuing open discussion of political values, has a way of … Continue reading

Screening Log #46: Shame (2011)

Written by Abi Morgan and Steve McQueen Directed by Steve McQueen Starring Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, and Nicole Beharie       There is something to be said for establishing a strong relationship between form and content. In any piece of art, the medium and manner through which the message is transmitted … Continue reading