|"Leo is a man. Are you a man?" "I;m not sure he is, Alejandro." "Guys, I'm totally a man. I'm like the dude of all men."|
In Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, In Bryan Harvey, In Cormac McCarthy, In Leonardo DiCaprio, In Oscars, In Shane, In Teach, In The Revenant, In Westerns
description I’ve seen of Alejandro Gonzàlez Iñàrritu’s most recent film was by some film
critic on Twitter, who described seeing it at year’s end as akin to eating a
steak dinner after having already gone through a buffet line. I can’t do better
than that, but I will try in the name of Iñàrritu’s excess. I think he of all
people will appreciate the masculine ego involved in such a task.
February 10, 2016
In books, In Bryan Harvey, In Fiction, In Paul Beatty, In Satire, In Teach, In The Sellout, In You had me at
January 26, 2016
Part of an ongoing column about the sentences and paragraphs that force a reader onward:
When not shoveling snow the last few days, I plowed through much of Marlon James’ A Brief History of Seven Killings (2014) as it turned away from what was the Bob Marley moment in Jamaica to the void left by his death and the drug trade that filled it. Of course, James’ novel is much more complicated than that reduction I just offered and is not brief, but a novel exhausting in both its focus and scope. So not knowing what to read in the wake of a truly large book, I picked up Paul Beatty’s The Sellout (2015) yesterday.
In Arizona Cardinals, In Bryan Harvey, In Cam Newton, In Carolina Panthers, In Carson Palmer, In Collaboration, In Larry Fitzgerald, In NFC Championship Game, In NFL Playofss
January 24, 2016
The following is a conversation between four strangers about this evening's NFC Championship game (click here for thoughts on the AFC game):
|Even in the snow.|
JOHN NOLAN: As much as this game on paper should be about the offenses and their respective playmakers, it’s the defenses that will decide who wins.
In AFC, In Bill Belichick, In Bryan Harvey, In Collaboration, In Denver Broncos, In New England, In NFL Playoffs, In Peyton Manning, In Tom Brady
The following is a conversation between four strangers about this afternoon's AFC Championship game (click here for thoughts on the NFC game):
|Just a man dialing up the past.|
Bryan Harvey: So we have Brady, and we have Manning. And, while Brady commands the regular season win-loss record, the rivalry is deadlocked at two playoff games apiece. You, me, all of us, are meant to believe this means everything.
In Boston Globe, In Brittany Harvey, In Catholic Church, In Concussion, In Films, In Oscars, In Spotlight, In Tom McCarthy
January 20, 2016
Brittany Harvey has written at LCB in the past. Here she is again with some thoughts on the Oscar-nominated film Spotlight:
Having watched my son learn to crawl and walk over the last year, I have not seen many movies. However, I did see Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight (2015), and I cannot imagine many films, if any, being better. The acting, writing, directing, the score, etc. are all fantastic. When these things are good, however, it really just means that a film is a fine specimen of its craft. And, while Spotlight happens to be well-crafted, it also happens to be one of those rare movies that remind us why we stare at a big screen production in the first place. When Spotlight ends, you wish there were more, though you realize to add any more might spoil what is already perfect.