Home / Kenneth (page 3)


For Kenneth Broadway, one bachelor’s degree wasn’t enough.  So after the four grueling years it took to earn his B.A. in English and three years more trying to figure out something to do with it, he ignored the prudent advice of some very erudite professors who encouraged him to go to grad school and instead enrolled in a film program at Full Sail University.  Fast forward two years and he has emerged a film school graduate knowing a little more about a lot of different facets of filmmaking, and more importantly, he knows more than ever what he knew when he entered film school in the first place.  He wants to tell stories for a living.  His academic life having revolved around books and movies, nothing thrills Kenneth more than a good literary adaptation (see Amadeus, The Remains of the Day, and The Lord of the Rings for examples).  A little magic in his movies makes him happy.  But you can keep your heavy-handed special effects; he will choose a quiet, anecdotal premise over explosive senselessness any day. In his spare time, he writes or he watches movies or he writes about watching movies, and that’s what brought him to Sound on Sight.

Downton Abbey, Episode 3.2

DA - Edith

Downton Abbey, Episode 3.2 Written by Julian Fellows Directed by Andy Goddard As Downton Abbey is prone to do, its latest installment gave with one hand, took with the other, and dragged its feet on other matters best resolved sooner rather than later.  When Edith extols, “something happening in this ...

Read More »

Downton Abbey, Episode 3.1

Downton Abbey, Episode 3.1

Downton Abbey, Episode 3.1 Written by Julian Fellows Directed by Brian Percival Downton Abbey ended its ignominious second season with a Christmas special that seemed to redeem all the unnecessary melodrama of its sophomore year and revived a confidence in its faithful viewership that the show could move forward on ...

Read More »

‘Life of Pi’ – making the incredible believable


A major theme woven into Life of Pi's narrative is making the incredible believable. Can there be any metaphor more appropriate for the insurmountable challenge Ang Lee and his special effects wizards faced in bringing to life such a complicated story? And yet, the product stands as incontestable evidence of success.

Read More »

NYCC: The Boy Who Loved Batman

I remember attending a convention a couple of years ago that wasn’t a Comic-Con, but was a lot like it in its celebration of geekdom. There I attended a panel with some of my favorite Star Trek actors. It was one of the best panels I saw as far as ...

Read More »

Whedon reveals surprising fate of fan favourite Avengers character at NYCC

For those hardcore fans of The Avengers with active twitter accounts, this story hasn’t been news for the last few hours.  But those of you less in the know, you might be interested to hear that the blogosphere has received the answers to its prayers.  Clark Gregg, who played the ...

Read More »

NYFF 2012: Kinshasa Kids


Kinshasa Kids Written by Marc-Henri Wajnberg Directed by Marc-Henri Wajnberg Kinshasa Kids introduces a surreal and hostile world right from the start in its very first scenes. It opens with an exorcism ceremony. Amidst the frantic chanting and bombastic drumbeats, village priests intone their spells and try to channel demonic ...

Read More »

NYFF 2012: ‘Bwakaw’ is a movie full of quiet surprises


Bwakaw Written by Jun Robles Lana Directed by Jun Robles Lana Bwakaw is a movie full of quiet surprises, and the great pleasure of watching it results from the matter-of-fact way the script leisurely unfurls its secrets and piles layer upon layer on what initially appears to be an uncomplicated ...

Read More »

NYFF 2012: ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’ just doesn’t make a memorable outing

Hyde Park on Hudson

Hyde Park on Hudson Directed by Roger Michell Written by Richard Nelson Hyde Park on Hudson explores a significant but somewhat obscure moment in history when King George VI (Samuel West) pays a visit to Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Bill Murray), making him the first English monarch ever to grace the ...

Read More »

NYFF 2012: ‘Life of Pi’ expresses a bevy of transcendent visual and storytelling techniques


Life of Pi Directed by Ang Lee Written by David Magee USA, 2012 A major theme woven into Life of Pi‘s narrative is making the incredible believable. Can there be any metaphor more appropriate for the insurmountable challenge Ang Lee and his special effects wizards faced in bringing to life ...

Read More »

‘Corpo Celeste’ bestows its coming-of-age story with broad implications

Corpo Celeste Writen by Alice Rohrwacher Directed by Alice Rohrwacher 2011, Italy Corpo Celeste acts as a guide for the uninitiated into the oppressive realm of religious fundamentalism and traditional thinking. The lens under which viewers examine this heady subject matter belongs to a budding adolescent named Marta (played with ...

Read More »

Tribeca 2012: ‘Supporting Characters’ – a relevant and satisfying comedy


Supporting Characters Written by Daniel Schetcher and Tarik Lowe Directed by Daniel Schetcher USA, 2012 Nick (Alex Karpovsky)and Darryl (Tarik Lowe) work as an editing team. They’ve been hired to polish a substandard romantic comedy. Over the course of the project, Nick meets Jaime (Arielle Kebbel), the star of the ...

Read More »

Tribeca 2012: ‘Rat King’ artfully distorts reality amidst a video-game nightmare

Rat King

Rat King Written by Petri Kotwica Directed by Petri Kotwice Finland, 2012 Juri (Max Ovaska), the central character of Rat King, prefers the virtual excitement of video games to the everyday drudgery of real life.  As a result, his interpersonal relationships have started to suffer.  His girlfriend has tired of ...

Read More »