Imagine, for example, a retelling of The Lord of the Rings that portrays, in excruciating detail, how Sam shouts “Me go and see Elves and all! Hooray!” and proceeds to burst into tears.
By adopting these children, Madonna is only continuing a long tradition of western colonization based in the belief that whiteness is ultimately superior to that of bodies of color.
Much like its titular protagonist, “Barry Lyndon” was never a first choice. Kubrick originally planned to make an epic about Napoleon.
Black women are given a choice – submit to black male patriarchal rule, or side with the clearly white-leaning feminist movement. Our interests are at the center of neither framework.
Picture, if you will, an emaciated heroin addict making out with a peacock in drag. Throw in a cameo by loud, hammy Ben Affleck and you have… well, something.
It is tempting to be swayed by some critics who believe that the film never regains the level of intensity once Joker leaves Hartmann’s body on the latrine floor and finally makes it to Vietnam.
The Vikings, Napoleon’s Grand Armee, and the Nazis have all entered our collective nightmares over the centuries.
What makes the Overlook Hotel linger in our collective memory nearly 30 years later?
Like the Palestinians hemmed into the Gaza Strip, the Jews in “Defiance” cling steadfast to their culture.
Our current social, ideological and economic climate makes for rich pickings thematically at the moment.