Child of God (Franco, 2013)

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An outsider, of “carnival folk” in a rustic, small town in the backwoods of Tennessee, Lester Ballard lives alone, fighting for his survival. In Child of God, Scott Haze depicts the tragic adult life of Ballard, a deranged and complicated character originally from Cormac McCarthy’s novel. Continue reading “Child of God (Franco, 2013)”

The Road (Hillcoat, 2009)

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Viggo Mortensen in The Road

Damn it, I feel like a traitor to my vocation.

As a professional literature teacher, I always feel guilty about not getting behind the Cormac McCarthy bandwagon. Surely anything that promotes reading of a more literate kind, that gets people to take serious literature seriously, ought to be championed, embraced…revered. Continue reading “The Road (Hillcoat, 2009)”