When I see Kevin Asch, director of the neo-Gatsby film “Affluenza,” approaching the Empire Diner on 10th Ave, the same one where the famous pie scene in “Men in Black” was filmed, I’m relieved to notice that he looks as nervous as I do. During our conversation, I’ll come to realize that he has a […]
One of the major benefits of film as a medium is its ability to use a variety of styles and techniques to explore and convey a message. It provides an opportunity for disjointedness and using visuals to bring out a complex and confusing idea. “Az Ember Tragédiája” represents an excellent manipulation of film’s strengths as a medium to explore these complicated ideas.
For twenty minutes of “The Hustler,” Fast Eddie Felson is who every man wants to be. He swaggers into Ames pool hall cocksure and loose. His sights are set on Minnesota Fats, the country’s most renowned pool player. He says that there is simply no other poolroom where he can walk out with $10,000 after […]