Screening Log #58: Road to Nowhere (2011)

Written by Steven Gaydos Directed by Monte Hellman Starring Tygh Runyan, Shannyn Sossamon, and Waylon Payne       There is a beguiling lure to the manner that any narrative medium allows one to reinterpret, or reframe, certain events. The number of films that are “based on a true story” or “true events” are innumerable … Continue reading

Screening Log #53: Hugo (2011)

Written by John Logan based on the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick Directed by Martin Scorsese Starring Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Ben Kingsley, and Sacha Baron Cohen       It should be widely accepted by now that there is no objective sense of history, that history is actually a … Continue reading

Screening Log #50: Immortals (2011)

Written by Charley and Vlas Parlapanides Directed by Tarsem Singh Starring Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, and Frieda Pinto       There is a balance to be struck in how a narrative may unfold itself in film. Some directors take a visual approach, favoring strategies that lean more on striking images and scenes to unfold … Continue reading

Screening Log #45: Marwencol (2010)

Directed by Jeff Malmberg           To some extent we all create our own realities. By the nature of perception, the world that we apprehend is always mediated by our conscious mind to some extent; we never interact explicitly with a thing-in-itself, rather with the version of a thing that we have … Continue reading