The Great Gatsby (1925) by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Can’t say anything about this fantastic novel that hasn’t already been said better. The prose is excellent, it’s well-paced (how I enjoy a novel with no meandering subplots or dalliances), and thematically rich. The futility of the American ideal of working hard and earning your way into the upper classes is portrayed well; the reproduction…

Concussion (2015)

Concussion has a great actor at its helm, and is about an interesting controversy, but the film ultimately just doesn’t work that well. The pacing is choppy, the script is padded, the direction is workmanlike. The utter lack of a conclusion – while true to life – prevents the film from fully coming together. The…