The Moviegoer: Lost in the Cosmos, a Review of Gravity

In Gravity, we’re invited to entertain the prospect of being lost in the cosmos.

The Moviegoer: A Riotously Funny, Sobering Alcoholypse

“An emerging concern is how do we be grown ups in such a way that, by virtue of growing up, we grew more free?”

The Moviegoer: Man of Steel in Awesome, if not Guiding, Beams of Light

“For a film that focuses so much on his secret identity and his plight as a wanderer, there’s never a significant reveal moment that connects Superman with the people in any relatable way.”

The Moviegoer: Ride or Die? A Fast and Furious 6 Conversation

The Moviegoer: The Colossal Vitality of Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby Illusion

What the film misses is that Gatsby doesn’t truly care for Daisy so much as he cares about how attaining her fits in with how he’s imagined his ideal life.

The Moviegoer: Exorcising Iron Man’s Demons

Iron Man’s Avengers PTSD isn’t the only history that’s creating turmoil in the hero’s life.

The Moviegoer: The Renovative View From Up on Poppy Hill

It’s interesting to think about what the theme of harmonizing the traditional past with modern progress has to do with the melodramatic tone and shape that the film takes.

The Moviegoer: Tracking the Legacy of Tragic Secrets in The Place Beyond the Pines

The Moviegoer: Terrence Malick’s “To the Wonder” and Psalmic Yearning

The Moviegoer: This is [Not] a Film

The Moviegoer: “Planet of Snail” and When the Darkness and Silence are with God

The Moviegoer: The Side Effects of Hopelessness

The Moviegoer: Memorable 2012 Moviegoing

The Moviegoer: Marriage Made Strange

The Moviegoer: ‘Margaret’ and the Difficulty of Responding to Life’s Traumas

The Moviegoer: Zero Dark Thirty and the Question of “Real Tradecraft”