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The Movie Deaths That Put Michael Myers to Shame

This weekend sees the return (again) of Michael Myers, the homicidal maniac who first tortured Jamie Lee Curtis’ Laurie character way back in 1978. And…

‘Beautiful Boy’ and the Dangers of Fathers Basing Their Self-Worth on Their Children’s Achievements

Years ago, I had a friend who was very excited about becoming a father. “It’s going to be great,” he told me about his soon-to-be-born…

‘First Man’ and the Myth of the Stoic Man

Warning: There will be spoilers. Don’t read this if you haven’t seen First Man. And I’m not talking about the fact that Neil Armstrong lands…

Why the ‘Bourne’ Director Can’t Stop Thinking About Terrorism

In the 21st century, terrorism is an inescapable reality. Vigilance, too, is futile. No matter the precautions we take, we simply cannot stop all those…