Like the annual presidential “State of the Union” address, which contains many standard themes while also reflective of the particular pressing issues at the time, the annual Cannes Film Festival is similarly possessed of films that have aspects and elements that are eminently recognizable and yet unique to that year's crop.
Atlas Shrugged, Part 1
Given our familiarity with your state (much of our story takes place there), and as it appears that there’s an ongoing struggle to craft and pass a map to reflect the new congressional district lines, Atlas Shrugged, Part 1 (the first part of a planned filmed trilogy of Ayn Rand’s novel) hereby submits its own map (which appears below) to assist in your process.
Critic Man was jolted awake by a loud rushing sound. He was startled and disoriented. He could not remember where he was just moments ago and now he found himself in a darkened room with a bright light coming from the wall in front of him. He frantically looked around to get his bearings.
It was Another Year, not a Leap Year, at the movies while we experienced Life During Wartime. And It’s Kind of a Funny Story, but How Do You Know about Life as We Know It/? Well, here’s one way to tell it Just Wright.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes;
The cinematic world of Harry Potter is sadly coming to an end.
In July 2003, Joseph C. Wilson wrote an op-ed in the New York Times (titled “What I Didn’t Find in Africa”) disputing the evidence used by the Bush Administration to justify the war against Iraq. The film Fair Game is about what led up to that op-ed, the fall-out from it, and how its publication affected him and his wife, Valarie Plame. To get a perspective on this film, The Colorado Statesman has agreed to publish an op-ed by Doug Young regarding Fair Game.
Hey kids! Did you become annoyed with all of those nasty campaign commercials? Did you get sick of all the talk by grown-ups about this election and things like tea parties, Obamacare, the ugly 3, witches, and a power shift in Congress? Are you glad it’s all over? Well then, gather around and let me tell you a tale to help you get your mind off all that mudslinging, muckraking and machinations.
Waiting for ‘Superman’