Two reviews and a gripe

1. The Laramie Pro­ject, pro­duced by the Strath­more The­at­rical Arts Group, written by Moises Kaufman This ambi­tious play tackles the beating and after­math of Laramie, Wyoming res­ident, Mat­thew Shepard in 1998. Anyone who was an adult back then will remember...

Reflections on being

When I haven’t been catching up on work recently, I’ve been watching film fest­ival films. The weekend has been par­tic­u­larly rewarding: I highly recom­mend Al Gore’s An Incon­venient Truth about cli­mate change and global warming which I saw...

Blessed are the peacemakers

There are cer­tain moments that stand out after a polit­ical film about intense emo­tions, telling human ges­tures and moments of trust or intimacy or courage. In the case of I Know I’m Not Alone, Michael Franti’s new film, those moments include the way the...

Introducing Sociology

Finally got a chance to read this art­icle hyper­people sent me. It’s a superb soci­olo­gical ana­lysis of Eyes Wide Shut, one of my favourite films ever, and cer­tainly my favourite Kubrick. I’d dis­cussed the first line issues with Mark before (Alice’s...

Angels and cowboys

Last night, crystal_storm and I went to a ses­sion of MQFF and watched the boys’ short films. As a whole it was good: the first few films were the usual fare, nar­rat­ives of first love and teen crushes, of older man meets younger man, of older...