Sam Staley | Monday April 3, 2017 at 6:11 PM PST | Comments Off on The Dignity and Value of Work in La La Land and Moonlight
The award-winning films La La Land and Moonlight did more than share a chaotic stage in the closing moments of the 89th Academy Awards. They also share an intriguing underlying economic theme through rare insight into the substance and dignity of work, albeit in radically different ways. Work is front and center in La...
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Sam Staley | Thursday February 16, 2017 at 3:31 PM PST | Comments Off on Review: Moonlight’s Focus on Drugs, Sexuality Make It a Film for Our Times
On the surface, Moonlight is a heart-wrenching film about a young African-American boy coming to terms with his sexuality while growing up in the impoverished public housing projects of Miami. But the Golden Globe winner (Best Motion Picture—Drama) is much more than a compelling, poignant, and uncompromisingly relevant movie; it’s a provocative portrayal of...
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