By Sam Staley | Wednesday July 19, 2017 at 4:34 PM PDT | Comments Off on Review: Book of Henry Breaks from Convention to Ask Important Questions
Critics panned The Book of Henry when it opened in June, but this may say more about their ability to step outside their pre-conceived ideas about what a movie “should be” than anything else. The film’s storyline conforms much more to what a reader would expect in a suspense novel than the conventional three-act...
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By Sam Staley | Friday February 27, 2015 at 10:45 AM PDT | Comments Off on 50 Shades of Predatory Abuse: The Role of Civil Society
The movie adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey by author E.L. James swept its opening weekend competition and has generated blockbuster revenues of over $133 million, making it the top grossing movie of 2015. Controversy has come with it, as would be expected from any movie breaking through traditional cultural taboos. Combine that with...
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