Lot in Sodom

Lot in Sodom: Reading Film Against the Grain

Many of the film reviews that circulate in the blogosphere are written by and for laymen. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that (I’m more or less a layman, after all), but every now and then I crave a deeper analysis—specifically, one that takes into account the formal elements of filmmaking. In addition, I often notice…

By Alina Dunbar
Dallas Buyer's Club

Dallas Buyers Club: McConaughey steps up

I was fully prepared to dislike this movie. I’ll willingly admit to being a snob on the subject of cinema, and the same goes for actors as well. I watched Failure to Launch (painfully), couldn’t finish How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, felt nauseated when I saw clips of The Wedding Planner at the doctor’s office, and completely avoided Ghosts…

By Alina Dunbar