Film Review: Technology Takes You Only So Far – GRAVITY’s Missing Link

If beginnings and endings alone made a great film, then Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity would shoot to the top. The opening’s breathtaking—in beauty, intricacy and duration—long take not only marks a quantum leap in CGI (computer-generated imagery) but also, in its glorious wedding of cinema and outer space, reminds us how the two were made for each other from the start. Continue reading “Film Review: Technology Takes You Only So Far – GRAVITY’s Missing Link” »

Film Review: “More Is, More Ain’t” – Emotion vs. Intellect in 12 YEARS A SLAVE

12 Years a Slave is clearly a must-see film for every American, especially young people and slavery romanticizers of all ages, to inform/enlighten the ignorant and factually resistant to the unspeakable horror, suffering, and injustice inflicted on African Americans, and of the prolonged damage—materially and psychologically—this national Original Sin has bequeathed to Blacks and non-Blacks alike. Continue reading “Film Review: “More Is, More Ain’t” – Emotion vs. Intellect in 12 YEARS A SLAVE” »