Monthly Archives: March 2016

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER

Leo Tolstoy opened Anna Karenina with a doozy: “All happy familiars are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” An aphorism that holds true on any day, but for Ryder and his family, that day is today. … Continue reading

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BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

It’s been said many times before — probably every four years — but rarely has it been said with such vitriol, or rung as true: “Americans are going to get the president they deserve.” Gone are the days of 2008’s … Continue reading

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CREATIVE CONTROL

The revolution may not be televised, but it will be personalized. In the future you will be able to get what you need and give it the face you want, the personality you like and the bustline you desire. Make … Continue reading

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KNIGHT OF CUPS

“How do I begin?” Knight of Cups, the latest movie from writer/director Terrence Malick, follows Hollywood screenwriter Rick (Christian Bale) as he tries to understand what his life is now that his brother has died and his career is on … Continue reading

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Once upon a dream — An interview with Disney animator Kira Lehtomaki

“I was three years old when I saw Sleeping Beauty,” Disney animator Kira Lehtomaki says, “When Briar Rose was dancing and singing in the forest with the animals, I said, I want to do that!” Lehtomaki certainly isn’t the first child to … Continue reading

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EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT

“History may not repeat itself but it does rhyme.” —Mark Twain Embrace of the Serpent tells the story of the pilgrim’s journey down the Amazon River and into the Columbian jungle. The story is told twice, first in 1909 and … Continue reading

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ZOOTOPIA

“A dream is a wish your heart makes.” —Cinderella, 1950 The Walt Disney Corporation is a company built upon a foundation of wishes and dreams. Be it a wish to find Prince Charming, for adventure, for a genie’s freedom, a … Continue reading

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