“Seven Psychopaths” is Bloody Smart

Considering how deeply “Seven Psychopaths” embraces its meta-ness, it only makes sense to begin this review by comparing it to other movies. Of course, it follows a trend begun by “Pulp Fiction” of violent, funny movies that comment on their own bloodshed. Specifically, it addresses the cyclical nature of violence and consequences – much like…

“The Hunger Games” and the Obama Generation

“May the odds be ever in your favor.” – official slogan of the Hunger Games Perhaps because this is an election year and “The Hunger Games” is poised to be such a monumental hit, both the left and right have tried to claim the film as their own. The right has latched onto what it…

Moore Elevates Her “Game”

“No news story lasts more than 48 hours anymore. News is not meant to be remembered. It’s entertainment.” – Steve Schmidt in “Game Change”  “Game Change,” the highly-anticipated HBO movie that premiered last Saturday, is driven by an outstanding performance by Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin, who, of course, needs no introduction. By now, you…