Falling into Dark Water: Romeo + Juliet

Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet is a cinematic marvel, an intriguing combination of Shakespeare’s historic prose in modern settings. Filmed in cities in Mexico, it transforms Shakespeare’s traditional Verona into a hyper-religious community, awash with Catholic icons and massive statuary depicting Jesus Christ. It is a crumbling city, the result of violence and hatred, as... Continue Reading →

The Characters of Jurassic Park

Steven Spielberg could have taken the easy way out. He had dinosaurs—arguably the greatest achievement in CGI up to that point in history. Jurassic Park already had its selling point, its hook, the shiny thing that would make every kid and his family hyped to see the film. Because of the dinosaurs, Spielberg could have... Continue Reading →

Good Will Hunting

Good Will Hunting is one of my favorite movies for many reasons. It has some of my favorite actors, feel-good themes of love, forgiveness, hope, etc., and it allowed my teenage self to go, “See? School is a waste of time! Look how smart he is, and he doesn’t go to school.” However, my favorite... Continue Reading →

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