Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk: Adapting Your Story

On November 11, Oscar-winning director Ang Lee follows up his visually stunning Life of Pi with an exploration of the modern American soldier: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain Movie: directed by Ang Lee, and written by Jean-Christophe Castelli… Continue Reading

SIFF 2016 Review: Indignation

Indignation (2016) dir. James Schamus written by: James Schamus starring: Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts, Linda Emond   3.5 out of 4 stars It pains me to watch a movie adapted from fiction if I have not yet read the source material.… Continue Reading

Adapting Your Story: Indignation, The Sense of an Ending (2016)

Young males are terribly stupid creatures.  So much testosterone and semen and peer pressure create for an incredibly sticky, sweaty few years.  Good novels are celebrated as classics for displaying the angst, erections, and inadvertently life ruining years between sprouting… Continue Reading

Adapting Your Story: Paper Towns

Paper Towns by John Green 3 out of 5 stars   Teen/YA lit is attacking theaters again this summer.  I already reviewed the subpar but likely good movie Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.  This time The Fault in Our Stars author… Continue Reading

Adapting Your Story: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews 2 out of 5 stars     Teen/YA lit adaptations can vary wildly, and I’ve experienced most of them in the last few years.  Barnes & Noble forcibly introduced me… Continue Reading