James Leroy Wilson's blog

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Against Black-and-White Movies

This is my latest at the Partial Observer. Excerpt:
It isn't the language, sex, and violence of today's films that make them generally superior to the old. It is rather, the freedom of movies today to provide morally ambiguous situations, and characters "on the wrong side" we can empathize with. It's too bad Hollywood doesn't take advantage of this freedom more often, but it did so with In the Valley of Elah and Michael Clayton.