Superheroes for a super society

Superman exists, and he’s American. Intentionally or not, Hollywood’s obsession with Marvel and DC subject material has led to a pseudo-repetition of the evolutionary stages of the caped crusader in comics while simultaneously making him more prominent in popular culture than ever before. He is not just for comic book… Continued

Golden Globes usher in yet another award season

Although many still consider the annual Academy Awards, the Oscars, as the be-all-end-all for choosing and rewarding the best works of the year in the movie industry, recently the Golden Globe Awards have been receiving more and more viewers and respect. This year people are predicting the Globes may have… Continued

‘Hunger Games’ sequel sets silver screen on fire

It always warms my heart when a beloved book is faithfully adapted into a movie. In 2010, adaptations of both “Shutter Island” and “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1” turned great pieces of literature into crowd-pleasing cinema without annoying hardcore fans of the original subject material. A more… Continued

‘Lincoln’ reimagines iconic president

Abraham Lincoln is his name, and demythologizing is the game in Steven Spielberg’s new biopic, “Lincoln” (limited release Nov. 9 with a wide release Nov. 16). Based on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book, “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” the movie focuses on the 16th president’s second term… Continued

Gays neglected in Hollywood

In an otherwise very productive year for gay rights, one part of the country surprisingly hasn’t been all too kind to gays. Hollywood, for lack of a better term, has taken gays out of the picture. Not that there aren’t gay characters or gay themes; there certainly are. “The Kids… Continued

What’s Happening in Philly

Documentary & Dialogue series of the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival The fall portion of the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival ran Nov. 5-19, and it was a huge success. But the festival includes another component: the popular Documentary & Dialogue series, which is taking place for five consecutive Monday evenings from… Continued

Williams shines as Marilyn Monroe

This week American movie theaters open their doors to release the new Simon Curtis romantic adventure that is “My Week With Marilyn.” The film follows the story of Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne) a young playwright striving for the chance to make his name in the movie industry. Along Colin’s journey… Continued