Other Articles by Zack Hall
CINEMA» Invisible Children - The film's images, documenting the child soldiers of Uganda's civil war, speak for themselves, but the approach taken in framing them seems grotesque and pornographic, a manipulative and conniving assurance of the authors' self-serving but "progressive" quest to save the world. Maybe this is the new American Dream: "Help" and make a name for yourself in the process.
[03.31.2008 by Zack Hall]
CINEMA» Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes - In 1971 experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage tackled one of the most pertinent absolutes in life: death. Free of music, narration or even the slightest diagetic sound, the film functions as an objective representation of work-day-to-work-day life at a Pittsburgh morgue, but this alone is not enough for Brakhage.
[03.10.2008 by Zack Hall]
CINEMA» Starkweather-Fugate - LAS staff writer Zack Hall takes an in-depth look at the Starkweather-Fugate killing spree of 1958 and two cinematic revisionist reincarnations of the event - Terrence Malick's Badlands (1973) and Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers (1994).
[02.06.2008 by Zack Hall]