By Sam Staley | Monday August 28, 2017 at 12:00 PM PST | Comments Off on Wonder Woman Schools James Cameron on Strength in Character
The dust up prompted by iconic filmmaker James Cameron’s critical comments of Wonder Woman, and by implication, director Patty Jenkins, may have triggered a long overdue discussion over the validity of gender stereotypes in Hollywood. Cameron called Wonder Woman, the summer blockbuster, “a step backwards” for strong female characters in an interview with The...
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Tags: cultural leftism, empathy, feminism, gender stereotypes, Hollywood, James Cameron, Loving, misogyny, Patty Jenkins, Sexism, Wonder Woman
By Sam Staley | Thursday March 3, 2016 at 8:56 AM PST | Comments Off on The Big Short’s Oscar Win and Capitalism in Film
My blogging colleague Bob Murphy did a nice job of reviewing The Big Short in January, but the film is worth revisiting in light of its Academy Award win for best adapted screenplay. Nominated for five awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, with fine acting by all the principals in the star-studded cast,...
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Tags: capitalism, ethics, film, free enterprise, Great Recession, Hollywood, Integrity, Jurassic World, Michael Crichton, Steve Carrell, The Big Short, Wall Street