Django doesn’t make light of slavery (and random other thoughts)

I've been reading a lot of news stories (and, unfortunately, comments as well) about Tarantino's newest film, Django, and here are some of my random thoughts.RaceFirst of all, I'm a big admirer of Spike Lee, but he admittedly has not seen (and refuses to see) Django, so his opinion on the film shouldn't be a […]

Cinema Rewriting History

Spoiler Warning: If you want to eventually see Avatar or Inglorious Bastards, I reveal plot details here. There has been quite a bit written about James Cameron’s Avatar. Here are two examples: Annalee Newitz’s “When Will White People Stop Making Movies Like Avatar?” Ariel Boone’s “Avatar: Count the ‘isms’” I get it. I understand all […]