Friday, April 28, 2017

Lucas-ing the Joint - The Beginning

Inspired by Brian Jay Jones's excellent biography, "George Lucas: A Life" (which, if you haven't read, you should), I've decided to do a deep dive into the filmography of Mr. Lucas? Why? Simply because he's one of the most fascinating directors in existence. Note, of course, that 'fascinating' does not necessarily mean 'best' or 'worst' or 'most genius' or 'most selfless' or anything like that.

We'll be starting in May with "Look at LIFE," an animated tone poem, and George Lucas's first student film. See you then!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Human Stories Are Not a Thing

Rachel Handler reported some, shall we say, troubling comments from the cast of the upcoming Hulu adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale. The story brought forth some issues I've been thinking a lot about recently, and I thought it worthwhile to collect them for posterity.