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007 and History: The James Bond films in historical context, Part I, Introduction and “Dr. No.” [video]

How are the James Bond movies reflective of their times? In my new video series I'll explore the historical context of the 56-year film franchise, one movie at a time.

By |2018-08-30T20:30:08+00:00August 30th, 2018|History, Movies|6 Comments

Deep Dive Movie Blog on “The Godfather, Part III”: We Need to Talk About Sofia. (Part 2 of 3)

While her acting is admittedly not great, the savage criticisms of Sofia Coppola's performance in "The Godfather, Part III" are unfair and unwarranted.

By |2018-06-08T20:30:50+00:00June 8th, 2018|Movies|0 Comments

Deep Dive Movie Blog: “The Godfather, Part III,” and its menu of remorse and hubris. (Part 1 of 3)

The much-maligned third film in the Godfather series actually has a lot of interesting things to say in its own right.

By |2018-06-07T20:30:26+00:00June 7th, 2018|Movies|0 Comments

Morning After: “The Poseidon Adventure” and its cheesy song as a climate change metaphor.

How did I find climate change in a 1972 disaster picture about an overturned ocean liner? Let me count the ways.

By |2017-12-10T20:30:16+00:00December 10th, 2017|Climate Change, Movies|0 Comments

Past Imperfect: Deep Dive Movie Blog on “Back to the Future Part II.” [3 of 3]

This is the third and last installment of my “Movie Deep Dive” on Robert Zemeckis’s Back to the Future Part II. The first installment, focusing [...]

By |2017-09-22T20:30:03+00:00September 22nd, 2017|Movies|0 Comments