Katniss in Hunger Games Catching Fire review 

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE – Katniss’ Story Starts to Heat Up

I’m glad THE HUNGER GAMES is so popular. I’m glad for two reasons. The first is that Katniss is a well realized, strong, female protagonist, and we can’t really get enough of those right now. Hollywood needs to get over its chauvinist assumption that woman aren’t bankable heroes. The second reason, is that at its core, the series seems to be a sobering allegory for the extent of debauchery and entitlement that modern America seems headed towards. We can’t get enough of these right now either, as the First World…

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Seven+Psychopaths+around+a+campfire+in+the+desert review 

SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS – Auteur Theories

SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS joins the club (with Charlie Kaufman’s ADAPTATION) of excellent films which are essentially about the making of themselves. Since the trailer doesn’t make it terribly clear, the film is about a screenplay writer (Colin Farrell) trying to make sense of the nature of violence in films today, with a psychopathic angel and demon (Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell respectively) each trying to influence how the film should progress. The actors are all expertly used, and the film is hilarious, thoughtful, and appropriately disturbing. It’s also edited together fantastically…

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