By Sam Staley | Wednesday September 13, 2017 at 10:35 AM PST | Comments Off on Review: The Hitman’s Bodyguard and the Ethics of Assassination
The Hitman’s Bodyguard is an action/drama that would normally be considered standard fare for the summer season. Yet this movie does more than careen through dead bodies and extended vehicle chases. The story is driven by the relationship between the core characters and turns on a serious question of ethics and forgiveness. At the...
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By Sam Staley | Friday July 26, 2013 at 1:14 PM PST | 0 Comments
I’m not sure what I expected from the 2013 film The Wolverine, the most recent addition to the summer box office from the Marvel comics archives, but a libertarian theme seemed too much to hope for. And I was right—to an extent. In fact, after watching movie, I think the plot has an unusually...
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