Archetypes: Film: Review: ‘Fences’ (2016)

If a movie is titled Fences and its protagonist has had his dreams of being a baseball star crushed, it’s fair to consider that sport’s well known adage. To “swing for the fences” refers to players who literally aim to hit the ball over a field’s barriers, scoring a home run. That sort of physical […]

Astrology: Film: ‘2 Guns’ (2013)

The boundless movement, talk and sibling-like play that pervades 2 Guns makes this movie Mercurial to the core. The leading male characters are undercover DEA agent Bobby Trench (Denzel Washington) and Marcus “Stig” Stigman (Mark Wahlberg), a naval intelligence officer who’s gone AWOL. The two men, as we learn, stumbled upon each other a while […]

Film: ‘Flight’ (2012)

Nothing dissolves boundaries like air travel. And in “Flight,” the new movie from director Robert Zemeckis that debuted on the final day of the New York Film Festival, no one is as involved with boundaries – either traversing over state lines while commandeering a jet, or blurring boundaries through his addiction to alcohol and cocaine […]