By Rob Sherf
I remember a long time ago, about six months now, sitting in a theatre after the house lights had come up and being completely speechless for the first time in my life. The draw of Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill: Volume 1 was so powerful that it etched every scene into my mind verbatim, and even… Continue reading Revenge is best served twice
By Rob Sherf
Let’s take a moment to consider Charlie Kaufman, that dashing Hollywood genius behind the script for what seems like every metaphysical theatrical thrill ride over the last few years. Hailed by many prospective PHIL 201 students as "dude, totally deep," Kaufman makes his trade in reflexive narratives delving deeply into the headiest of mind-trip themes… Continue reading Romantic comedy meets metaphysics
By Kirstin Morrell
It’s only a game, right? Last month’s release of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City revived the controversy surrounding realistically violent video games.Some people, notably parents, are alarmed at the possible influence these games have on young people. Others see this as overreaction. In either case, with the success of its predecessor, Grand Theft Auto 3,… Continue reading Does video-game violence lead to the real thing?