Archetypes: Film: Review: ‘Hell or High Water’ (2016)

When a guy who hasn’t exactly been the best “older brother” wants to make amends, the bounty can be both huge and illegal. In Hell or High Water, a taut, muscular little movie directed by David Mackenzie, jailbird Tanner (Ben Foster) wasn’t around much to help his kid bro Toby (Chris Pine). When she died, […]

Archetypes: Film: Review: ‘The Little Prince’ (2016)

Finding one’s way back home is one of storytelling’s most popular themes, especially when a character, like the Little Prince, travels through galaxies to re-root physically, emotionally and spiritually. The Little Prince, the animated movie, directed by Mark Osborne and based on the 1943 for-children-of-all-ages classic by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, uses a modern framework to […]

Astrology: Film: ‘R.I.P.D.’ (2013)

R.I.P.D., a movie in which dead cops do right by the living when they join the Rest in Peace Department, boasts a “good” dead Boston cop, Nick (Ryan Reynolds), whose moral compass went temporarily askew on earth. There’s the sort-of-dead “bad” Boston cop, Hayes (Kevin Bacon) who killed Nick. And there’s also Roy, a blustery […]