Yale, 1961: Stanley Milgram (Peter Sarsgaard) is conducting one of the most infamous and notorious behavioral studies of the 20th Century. Two individuals who have never met before will choose roles; one will be the teacher and the other the student. The student enters a separate room and is hooked up to a machine that will shock them in increasing voltage when they answers a question wrong. The teacher remains in the first room, asking the student to remember a particular word order. If the student answers incorrectly, or fails to answer at all, the teacher flips a switch and … Continue reading EXPERIMENTER

Movie Beat – 02.08.13

Caesar Must Die – William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is one of the most infamous and greatest pieces of theater. It has been performed a countless number of times in virtually every language. One would think that we would reach a saturation point for this particular play, but we never will, and we can thank Paolo and Vittorio Taviani and those of like mind for such inventiveness. Their staging of Julius Caesar is part documentary, part staging. The performers, harden criminals, some with no hope of parole. “Et tu, Brute?” takes on a completely different meaning to one who might have … Continue reading Movie Beat – 02.08.13