coloring books project — 01/05/15 — no more whitewashing

Friends -- today on Facebook I saw some terrible news. There is going to be a live-action remake of the Japanese manga-turned film Ghost in the Shell. And there will be no Asian actors in it. The lead role is going to be played by Scarlett Johanson. Alot of readers complained when Jennifer Lawrence got … Continue reading coloring books project — 01/05/15 — no more whitewashing

Sunday Special Edition: The Problem with Pleasantville, July 21st 2013

I really want to like the film Pleasantville. I have seen it several times, and it’s an incredibly arresting movie visually. The transition from black and white to color is gorgeous to look at – reminiscent, as many have observed – of that moment in the Wizard of Oz when Dorothy opens the door and … Continue reading Sunday Special Edition: The Problem with Pleasantville, July 21st 2013