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Calendar, Night&Day Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton

Why is there so much violence in South L.A.? What are the historical roots of the Bloods and Crips? Stacy Peralta’s documentary, Crips and Bloods: Made in America, employs hip-hop beats and music video aesthetics (quick edits, slick cinematography, artful…
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Film, Absolute Power

Absolute Power

In The Last King of Scotland, an adequate thriller redeemed by Forest Whitaker's sensational turn as Idi Amin, freshly qualified Scottish physician Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy) arrives in Uganda in 1970, ravenous for adventure. Under the rigorous and vaguely romantic…
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Film, Turning Japanese

Turning Japanese

The gun is a coward's weapon, always has been, always will be. Likening it to the sword is like equating rape to romance. However, for reasons that can only be attributed to collective insanity, Hollywood absolutely loves to romanticize the…
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