Once upon a time (and truthfully not that long ago), Jason Reitman was one of the most exciting voices in Hollywood. With films like “Juno” (2007) and “Up in the Air” (2009) – for both of which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director – he had earned a reputation as a filmmaker […]
There are four components that make up the MPAA film rating system: Violence, Language, Drug Use, and Sexual Content. In order for a film to be issued a R rating, it only needs to qualify in one of these four components, so a film that contains more than one use of the word “fuck,” for […]
On August 23, actor River Phoenix would have been 44 years old, had he not tragically died of an accidental overdose on Halloween night 1993, at the age of 23. One of the most promising young actors of his generation, Phoenix may have died far too soon, but he fortunately left behind an impressive body of […]
When writer/director Richard Linklater first visited the Ohio State University’s Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio back in 2000, he was still a relatively unknown filmmaker with a cult following. Boy, how times have changed. Now an internationally renowned auteur, Linklater returned to Columbus for the first time in almost fifteen years on July […]
One of the most influential films of the American indie film movement, Richard Linklater's "Slacker" is a generation-defining piece that set the tone for his later, more innovative and philosophical work.
"The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz" is an emotional roller coaster that adeptly chronicles the tragedy and triumphs of its subject's life while exploring deeper themes of government corruption and political activism.
Nostalgia is a risky business. Sometimes, we have to come with terms with the realisation that something that we loved in childhood really wasn’t that great, and that our obsession with a certain television show, musical artist, or film was simply a result of unrefined taste and lack of higher-quality art with which to compare […]