Screening Log #72: Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Written by Roman Coppola and Wes Anderson Directed by Wes Anderson Starring Jared Gillman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Ed Norton, Bill Murray, and Frances McDormand       To one degree or another, all creative human activity is an affirmation in the face of entropy. Everything, in time, falls apart; to build or creative is … Continue reading

Screening Log #70: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

Written by James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves, and James Vanderbilt, based on characters created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko Directed by Marc Webb Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, and Dennis Leary       I could go a long way in talking about the differences I perceive between the comic books … 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

Screening Log #60.1: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

Written by Steve Kloves based on the novel by J.K. Rowling Directed by Chris Columbus Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson       This entry marks the first in a series of screening log entries that are going to appear for the Harry Potter series of films, so perhaps if you are … Continue reading

Screening Log #54: Young Adult (2011)

Written by Diablo Cody Directed by Jason Reitman Starring Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, and Patrick Wilson       You can always go home. You can never go home again. Home is where the heart is. There is a complicated and shifting sentiment about where a home is located and whether or not you can … Continue reading