What Congress Could Learn from “Life of Pi”

Ang Lee Oscars

At various points in the run-up to the 85th Oscars on Sunday night, nearly every nominee for Best Picture found cause to associate itself with President Obama or Congress. For some films, like Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, and Lincoln, it … Continue reading

Why “Argo,” “Lincoln,” and “Zero Dark Thirty” Are Really the Same Movie


At various points during this awards season that culminates Sunday night at the Academy Awards, there have been three prohibitive favorites for the Best Picture Oscar. For most of the fall, prognosticators assumed Zero Dark Thirty would take home Oscar … Continue reading

Fall Political Movie Preview, Part Two: Democrat

Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln"

Instead of a traditional fall movie preview, I have identified four movies that will appeal to Republicans and five that will appeal to Democrats. Here are those five movies: Branded (September 7) With echoes of “The Matrix,” “Branded” paints a … Continue reading