On the Road Review

In Big Sur, a 1962 novel by Jack Kerouac, Kerouac explicitly engaged with the success of On the Road and the celebrity he experienced as a result of the book. On the Road hangs heavy over the novel and clearly did over Kerouac too, a unavoidable behemoth, impossible to ignore. Fifty years later and the … Read more

Short Takes: May 2012

THE RAID: Well executed action & a nicely grounded filmmaking approach. Iko Uwais is the star though. A big step up from MERANTAU too. MOONRISE KINGDOM: AndersonĀ seemsĀ to have hit a bit of wall with Moonrise Kingdom. Style continues to be almost opposed to function & there’s nowhere near as much charm as in his previous … Read more