Here’s something for you to grapple with: healthy chocolate chip cookies. … More Edible Oxymorons
Through other characters, we learn that Briony is an underfoot nuisance to adults, and a sort of bossy loner to her peers. She is also nosy and seen to jump to conclusions after spying on her sister and Robbie. However, Briony is an aspiring young writer who just wants to be taken seriously. … More Knightley Atonement.
The following is a review of Revolutionary Road both as a movie and book. You may have heard the saying “don’t judge a book by its movie.” Adapted screenplays often miss the mark entirely. In the case of this 2008 film, I think it’s safe to say that Screenwriter Justin Haythe does Yates justice. … More Revolutionary Road: A Book and Movie Review
Against an exciting backdrop of dysfunctional and disturbing relationships, this season has me the most excited because Norman’s route to inevitably becoming Psycho has taken a nose dive. Here’s four times Freddie Highmore turned Anthony Perkins. … More Nothing Normal with Norma(n)
Charles, like many other artists, was a bit of a nut. He wasn’t quite nutty enough to cut his own ear off, but as a junior in high school, he underwent a bout of “brain fever,” which today we would likely just call mania, in which he became obsessed with painting all the area’s flowering plants that spring. … More Happy Birthday, Charles Burchfield!
Leprechaun was originally planned as a scary kid’s film, but Trimark Pictures thought it would work better as adult horror, so inserts were filmed to increase the gore and violence. The result is far from adult horror, but it’s not a kids’ show either. … More Leprechauns, Lucky Charms, and Jennifer Aniston
I do find quite a bit of merit in Shelley’s proposition: I believe that great fiction should challenge audiences to themselves in another person’s shoes. Prisoners stretches this to a near breaking point–it puts its audience in a great moral dilemma. … More It’s Been REEL: Movies of 2014