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The DearFilm Podcast: The Hunger Games

The DearFilm Podcast: The Hunger Games


  Well, wouldnt’ you know it– I liked podcasting with Brian and Dan so much earlier in March that I just had to do it again. This time around, Brian and I are joined by Sam Fragoso of Duke & The Movies; we’re also talking about The Hunger Games, which I really liked and which … Continue reading

Review: The Hunger Games, 2012, dir. Gary Ross

Review: The Hunger Games, 2012, dir. Gary Ross


There’s so much surrounding The Hunger Games— socially, artistically, politically– that it’s hard to know where to start in writing a review about the latest pop-cultural literary and cinematic phenomenon. It feels somewhat gauche to begin by comparing Gary Ross’ adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ award-winning young adult novel to  Twilight, to which it owes something of a … Continue reading

15 Films ACVF Is Excited About In 2012

15 Films ACVF Is Excited About In 2012


In my book, 2011 has been a great year for movies. Good stuff has abounded throughout this particular revolution of the planet, both on the side of light lifting– Limitless, Paul, Cedar Rapids, Captain America— and in the realms of more substantial material, such as Drive, Weekend, The Tree of Life, and Win Win. Even … Continue reading

…And Your Next Franchise Is…

…And Your Next Franchise Is…


…a movie based on a book you may not have read yet and might not be aware of if not for rags like Entertainment Weekly enthusiastically jamming the upcoming film adaptation down your damn throat at every opportunity. I’m not bitter, really. Color me more perplexed. If you ask EW— or any other major media … Continue reading