The Newsroom, er, Courtroom – The Trial of the Chicago 7

If you're a fan (or detractor) of the works of Aaron Sorkin, you know he keeps to some pretty well-established patterns. Call them trademarks or tropes depending on how much you like them. But throughout his career, both as a writer and director, you can always see his earmarks. His scripts are often witty, dialogue-heavy, … Continue reading The Newsroom, er, Courtroom – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Phoenix Rises to Lay Some Devastating Smackdowns – You Were Never Really Here

Written and directed by Lynne Ramsay (best known for We Need to Talk About Kevin), the harsh and traumatic You Were Never Really Here was one of the darlings of last year's Cannes Film Festival, where it earned a seven-minute standing ovation after its premiere (in an unfinished state), as well as Best Screenplay honors for Ramsay … Continue reading Phoenix Rises to Lay Some Devastating Smackdowns – You Were Never Really Here