The Great Lie at the Peak of “Everest”

Summary: Here Locke Peterseim reviews the new film "Everest". As he does so well, he provides insights not just about the film, but also about the story it tells of business and personal adventurism in the 21st century. See the links at the end for the trailer of "Everest" and for stunning views of the … Continue reading The Great Lie at the Peak of “Everest”

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Black Mass: a light film about an important story of US corruption

Summary: Here Locke Peterseim gives one of his typically excellent reviews. He looks at Black Mass, explaining not just the film but also how and why it gets brought to the screen. The film tells one of the most important stories of corrupt law enforcement in US history, showing how the system is fundamentally dysfunctional. … Continue reading Black Mass: a light film about an important story of US corruption

The one review for all this summer’s hottest blockbusters!

Summary:  Today Locke Peterseim gives us something different than his usually insightful review of a summer blockbuster; he gives a macro-review of summer blockbusters as an art form. What does their triumph over what might be called "real" films (i.e., with plots, characters, etc) reveal about us? This is one of his best. Post your … Continue reading The one review for all this summer’s hottest blockbusters!