Movie Beat – 12.28.12

Allegiance – It’s the last weekend for releases of the great 2012, too bad that it will go out with a whimper and not a bang. First up is a low-budget independent about a company of soldiers awaiting deployment to Iraq (methinks this movie is a few years behind the times). One soldier is being sent home, and one solider has a sick kid and wants to stay home, but they won’t let him. Too bad that he is also the most talented medic the company has seen and those are the guys they usually keep around. To whom do … Continue reading Movie Beat – 12.28.12

LIFE OF PI

Ang Lee’s Life of Pi is a triumph. Adapted from Yann Martel’s novel, it was widely considered to be unfilmable, but here it is. It is a living, breathing film that is a beautiful thing to behold. Drawing on many different myths and religions, Life of Pi doesn’t just recount the stories of Christ, Buddha, and the Upanishads, it visually embodies them. The master of comparative mythology, Joseph Campbell, was paraphrasing Freud when he wrote, “Dreams are private myths, myths are public dreams.” So it is with stories and cinema. Life of Pi is it’s own myth. Pi (Irrfan Khan) is a … Continue reading LIFE OF PI