FROM Peter Rainer
Class Warfare Goes to the Movies It's been two years since Occupy Wall Street dramatized the increasing concentration of wealth in America's upper social stratosphere. That's about the time it takes to create and produce a movie and, sure enough, some of the latest Hollywood fare has more than a tinge of class-consciousness. There's social warfare in a future dystopia, magicians who pull off Robin Hood-style heists and Los Angeles teenagers who burglarize the homes of the rich and famous. How well do they mirror today's social reality? Is that what movies should do?
Legendary Director Ingmar Bergman Dies The three directors said to have dominated the world of film in the second half of the 20th century are Federico Fellini , Akira Kurosawa and Ingmar Bergman . From Smiles of a Summer Night to Cries and Whispers to The Seventh Seal, says an obituary on today’s New York Times website, “Bergman dealt with pain and torment, desire and religion, evil and love.” Ingmar Bergman died today at the age of 89.
Reporting on Rape A Rolling Stone magazine story about rape on campus led the University of Virginia to suspend fraternities. Since then, the article has become a sensation as much for what it got wrong as for what it reported. How should “sexual misconduct” be defined by journalists, college administrators and the law?