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Separating Art from the Artist

Woody Allen’s recent Golden Globe lifetime achievement award brought to light some pretty uncomfortable most-likely-truths about the celebrated writer/director and it got me thinking about the amount of great material generated by known assholes, and the dilemma that presents to a conscientious audience. First in my mind is Orson Scott Card, author of Ender’s GameContinue reading “Separating Art from the Artist”

Carrie: Can we go ahead and remake the whole decade?

I’m normally the first in line to lecture about the evils of unoriginal movies; sequels of sequels, and reboots, and the optioning of every young adult franchise ever put to paper. But I have to make an exception for the new Carrie. I saw the original. It’s great of course, and that last scare still scares, butContinue reading “Carrie: Can we go ahead and remake the whole decade?”