Tag: James Ponsoldt

SMASHED Blu-ray Review

     April 6, 2013

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In films, alcoholism is rarely treated as the crippling, devastating disease that it is.  It’s oftentimes romanticized or portrayed as some quirk for comedic aspects.  A lot of diseases and mental illnesses are treated this way on screen.  There are …

Sundance 2013: THE SPECTACULAR NOW Review

     January 18, 2013

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“Live in the moment” is a nice platitude and a crappy life philosophy.  Vivacity is all well and good.  We should appreciate the present, but we can’t live only for the present.  We have to think about tomorrow because we’re …