Amusingly, the phrase "Citizen Kane of Video Games" has inspired a Tumblr blog. It draws quotes from articles hither and thither around the web about whether Game X might be the one, or whether the debate is irrelevant. Can games ever reach this lofty goal?
I know of some baseball employees who can relate to that kind of bargain basement salary, and they're in San Francisco, too. Their situation is yet another flagrant example of the vast and widening gap created by income inequality in America.
There are a lot of things that are popular and commercial, but aren't very good. Or are just good enough. Consider Justin Bieber: It's not that the kid isn't talented; it's that he's only just talented enough.
All great movies -- and great movie endings -- stay in our memories as normal or indifferent ones never could. They're like great taglines -- their strength lies in the very fact that we can't forget them.
It was supposed to be a documentary about the dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay. But the material he was reading about the pollution of the bay was too scary. So director Barry Levinson made a horror movie instead: The Bay.
Every 10 years, leading film critics around the world choose a list of top films. While the Top 10 changes, one thing has long remained unchanged: Citizen Kane is the greatest film ever. But The Godfather is doing some creeping of its own.
I worked for Bingham from 2008-2010 and learned some of life's greatest lessons: Don't buy cheap coffee, always use a French press, and lie when someone asks you if you've seen Citizen Kane and you haven't.