Monday, October 14, 2013

Should You Be Cheering at the Ending of 'Captain Phillips'?

I'm a big fan of The Dissolve, so I was thrilled to write a piece for them based on my experience of seeing Captain Phillips at an industry screening. Some in attendance cheered near the end of the film, a response I think is unwarranted. But it got me wondering about why we react in certain ways to certain movies that are actually seeking a more nuanced response. Moral ambiguity, it's a tricky thing. Here's my piece, which I hope you enjoy.