The late writer Peter Matthiessen was one of the last great frontiersmen, one of the last great travelers taking voyages of discovery.
One of the more fascinating contributions Pete Seeger made to our collective musical sensibility was the effortless way in which he introduced what we now call “world music” to his audiences.
Among the important things the filmmakers get right — the elemental pissiness of a scene that is far smaller than it is envisioned by the narcissists who once occupied it.
Inflating The Hobbit: Goodbye to the Boys-Only Club
Director Peter Jackson in his film adaptation of The Hobbit abandons the intimate scale of the original wonder tale and mistakenly blows it up into mythic proportions.
Films such as Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters deny audiences the capacity to suspend disbelief. Instead, they use technology to make the impossible look real and the magical seem as this-worldly as an old screen door.