Tag Archive: Superficial

beyonce-knowles-life-is-but-a-dream-hbo.jpgPop mega-star Beyonce Knowles’ hypothetically intimate “documentary” “Life Is a But a Dream” is equal parts vanity project and calculated act of image control. The only thing revealed by the film — co-directed, co-written and co-executive produced by Beyonce herself — is a narcissistic inability to give up that desire for control.

The conflict Knowles brings to the project is evident throughout: She clearly wants to… Continue reading Beyonce's 'Life is But a Dream' review: A superficial look at superstardom

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax: Seeking the Natural Beneath the Superficial

Authors of children’s media define brilliance. Not only have they realized how to reach the broadest range of audiences, but they have also understood how to relate meaningful content. Children’s movies and books have a twofold effect: impressionable children learn morals, which in turn places parents in a position to re-absorb and teach morals.

Most recently, I saw Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. Aside from my infatuation with Zac Efron (Ted) and… Continue reading Dr. Seuss' The Lorax: Seeking the Natural Beneath the Superficial