Men of Action: Akira Kurosawa’s “Stray Dog” (1949) and Brian De Palma’s “The Untouchables” (1987)

Men of Action: Akira Kurosawa's Stray Dog (1949), and Brian De Palma's The Untouchables (1987)   Last spring, I was in a fascinating class titled "Gun and Sword: Violence and Masculinity in Japanese and American Films." It was taught by Dr. Carole Cavanaugh, a professor in the Japanese department with a background and interest in film studies. For years … Continue reading Men of Action: Akira Kurosawa’s “Stray Dog” (1949) and Brian De Palma’s “The Untouchables” (1987)

Weekly Round-Up: 4/21/19-4/27/19

Weekly Round-Up: 4/21/19-4/27/19   Bruce Springsteen announces new album It's been five years since Bruce Springsteen put out a new album, and after three cryptic Tweets this week he has finally confirmed their meaning: The Boss is finally giving the world some new music. Titled Western Stars, Springsteen released a statement saying that this new album … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up: 4/21/19-4/27/19

Preparing for the Endgame: Thoughts on the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Preparing for the Endgame: A few Thoughts on the Marvel Cinematic Universe         This Thursday, April 26, 2019, Avengers: Endgame (2019) will premiere and bring with it the end of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) as we know it, marking the final outing for the Avengers in their current makeup. It is … Continue reading Preparing for the Endgame: Thoughts on the Marvel Cinematic Universe