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Film, "Coriolanus": Another Unnecessary Shakespeare Adaptation

"Coriolanus": Another Unnecessary Shakespeare Adaptation

Updating Shakespeare seems doubly condescending: the implication that we need help relating to the text, and that the text needs to be made relevant. In the case of Ralph Fiennes's adaptation of Coriolanus — a knotty tragedy about a warrior…
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Film, Violent Femmes

Violent Femmes

At some fast-approaching point in pop culture evolution, we're due to hit Total Outsider Saturation, wherein everybody is an outsider and therefore there is no longer an outside. In the fleeting meantime we have scintillating reminders of the struggle like…
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