Film Review: The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything written by Anthony McCarten, directed by James Marsh (Working Title, StudioCanal, Focus Features, Universal Pictures, PG-13, 123 min) Starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. Circles What does a circle represent for you? With no right or wrong answer, the responses could vary drastically. Some might think about the lack of a flat surface. They would reason a circle must be in constant motion, rolling wherever it might go. Others might consider a circle to be inherently equal; by definition, a circle possesses identical distance from any point on the perimeter to the center of the circle. For others, a circle represents completion, the holistic encompassing nature of life. In theory, a circle could be everything. The… Read More →

Film Review: Birdman

Birdman

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) written by Alejandro González Iñárritu and Nicolás Giacobone, directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu (New Regency Pictures, M Prods, Grisbi Productions, R, 119 min) Starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis, Naomi Watts, and Edward Norton. Hollywood Award Ceremony Watch one Hollywood award ceremony and you’ve seen them all. Without fail, these shows elicit a self-congratulatory nature. There’s a sense in which every presenter truly believes her craft—acting—exists as one of the most important things in our society. Like medical doctors, social workers, teachers, and non-profit administrators, the actor exposes the injustice of the world, brings healing to others, and educates the younger generations to make this world a better place. Even though she… Read More →

Film Review: Life of Pi

Life of Pi written by David Magee (screenplay) and Yann Martel (novel), directed by Ang Lee (Fox 2000 Pictures, Haishang Films, Rhythm and Hues, PG, 127 minutes) Starring Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, and  Adil Hussain. Better than the Book So often you’ll hear from the average snooty moviegoer the statement, “the book was better than the movie.” Without thinking it, they’ve failed to realize that the movie and the novel are two different media, with two different sets of judging criterion. That being said, while committing the same fallacy the snooty moviegoer has made, I think the movie Life of Pi is far better than the book, and perhaps, should have always been intended for the visual medium instead of print. Director Ang Lee does a marvelous job of telling the story, and,… Read More →