Why “Parkland” is Really a 9/11 Movie

I’ve become a regular contributor at an up-and-coming movie site called Movie Mezzanine, and I hope you check it out. It’s so new, there are no ads! Here’s one of my new pieces there about Parkland, which I reviewed for the Washington City Paper last week. This piece looks at the film as a JFK…

What Congress Could Learn from “Life of Pi”

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 was a natural fit. Others had to try a little harder. Beasts of the Southern…