Sam Staley | Tuesday September 27, 2016 at 5:07 PM PST | Comments Off on Ban Guns, Come Hell or High Water
I didn’t fully recognize the remarkably pervasive anti-gun statement embedded in the well-received film Hell or High Water until my morning jog the following day. The message is so subtle, so nuanced, and so expertly executed, this movie could be used as a textbook case for how narrative filmmaking can promote policy positions. And...
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Tags: Gun Control, Gun Rights, Hell or High Water, narrative filmmaking, Second Amendment
Sam Staley | Thursday September 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM PST | Comments Off on How Occupy Wall Street Nearly Scuttles Hell or High Water
Hell or High Water, one of the most talked about films of 2016, is billed as a modern-day western, “heist crime,” or Bonnie and Clyde. A contemporary western is more apt, and its excellent acting, steady pace, tight story and screenplay will likely make it an Oscar contender. The film also makes me yearn...
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Tags: banking, Crime, film, financial crisis, Great Recession, Hell or High Water, housing crisis, housing finance, jeff bridges