John Dodderidge

<i>Foxcatcher</i> grapples with a violent legacy

Foxcatcher grapples with a violent legacy


Georgetown students are well acquainted with the influence of legacy, and the dangers of unchecked wealth, a theme taken up in director Bennett Miller’s latest film, Foxcatcher. The film tells the story of the heir to one of America’s greatest fortunes and trainer of the nation’s top wrestlers, John du Pont, as he works to…

New Hendrix Biopic Emerges from the "Purple Haze"

New Hendrix Biopic Emerges from the "Purple Haze"


  Music biopics have a tendency to rear toward hagiography, as the stars they depict often end up falling into the stereotype of tortured genius or underdog who bucked the odds to become a superstar. These films are almost surely Oscar-bait and rarely provide new insight into the artist’s life. JIMI: All Is by My…

The Role of Stats in Deciding the MVP Race

The Role of Stats in Deciding the MVP Race


Although the MLB awards won’t be announced for two months, baseball fans have started to engage in the yearly tradition of debating who deserves which award. The Mets’ Jacob deGrom and the White Sox’s Jose Abreu appear to be the consensus Rookies of the Year, while Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers and Felix Hernandez of…

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