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What I Learned From Screenwriting

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Hoyt Hilsman

While these tools may seem basic, I found that a great lesson of screenwriting was to pay attention to these fundamentals, even as I tackled more sophisticated writing projects.

ReThink Review: District 9 -- Earthlings Aren't Easy

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

My ReThink Review of Neill Blomkamp's excellent film, District 9, and why its creativity and social/political commentary make it a modern classic.

ReThinking Standard Operating Procedure: Yes, Virginia, We Really Do Torture

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

In light of a new report set to be released today from the CIA, I want to take another look at Standard Operating Procedure, Errol Morris' documentary about torture at Abu Ghraib.

ReThinking The Times of Harvey Milk: You Earned Your Medal, and a Lot More

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Obama is awarding a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom -- the nation's highest civilian honor -- to Harvey Milk.

ReThinking The Iron Giant: Cold War Anti-Gun Fun...For Kids!

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

What's an anti-violence parent/babysitter to do? Isn't there a kids' movie out there that's fun and adventurous while advocating non-violence?