Clone Wars: A spectacular, artistic achievement

While the tragic opera that is Revenge of the Sith still burned in many fans’ minds, news of a new Star Wars project appeared — an animated television adventure set during the Clone Wars. Over the next three years, feelings ranged from skepticism to pure doubt. How could this work? Would this be some glorifiedContinue reading “Clone Wars: A spectacular, artistic achievement”

Knives Out: A landmark film, personally and culturally

Every time I hear some half-baked, anti-intellectual political take escape the mouth of anyone in mainstream filmmaking, I can’t help but think that they just don’t understand their main goal as artists: Maintain the illusion … at all costs. It means everything. Whether they know it or not, every time they utter some useless invective,Continue reading “Knives Out: A landmark film, personally and culturally”