Sin City and the Art of Adaptation

The images in Sin City may be black and white, but the morals certainly aren't. Frank Miller created a series of comics, now generally collected in to seven volumes, that tells the stories of one singularly corrupt town.  He exposes the underbelly of a city full of thugs, hit men, dirty politics and polluted justice. … Continue reading Sin City and the Art of Adaptation

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Doing a Remake Right:  A look at Purple Noon and The Talented Mr. Ripley

                Our frugality backfired. Initially we felt good about deciding to forego spending $21.50 to see a Saturday night showing of Snowpiercer.  Unfortunately our alternative mall wandering turned into a Criterion Blu-ray buying spree at Barnes & Noble.  We ended up with several good movies, but didn’t save … Continue reading Doing a Remake Right:  A look at Purple Noon and The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Lego Movie: Everything is Awesome

The Lego Movie explores the ultimate dichotomy of life: those who only build Lego kits as directed on the construction guide and those who find such directions limiting. Are you a construction guide follower or are you a free-form inventor of worlds. Are your creations detailed and precisely constructed using the provided pieces and harmonious … Continue reading The Lego Movie: Everything is Awesome