Brian Helgeland
Features // 1 Articles
Reviews // 6 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles

Hollywood, History, and the Art of the Big Anachronism
25 Sep 2013 // 10:14 PM

Turkey legs may take the place of hot dogs, but even in the Middle Ages—at least the version of it in films such as A Knight’s Tale—fans still do The Wave.


The Myth of Ice Water in Jackie Robinson’s Veins
17 Jul 2013 // 9:10 PM

Chadwick Boseman’s turn as Robinson in 42 is especially noteworthy; suffused with a gutsy yet light sense of humor, he brings a real grace to a role that’s more complicated than many will give it credit for.

My Father and Jackie Robinson: '42'
14 Apr 2013 // 11:15 PM

The story of my father and Jackie Robinson suffused my childhood, and my admiration for both of these artists, both men representing history in their own ways, seems always to be part of my emotional and moral fabric.


'42': Is It Too Simplistic?
12 Apr 2013 // 8:00 AM

The new Jackie Robinson bio-pic 42 is taking some heat in critical circles for portraying racism too simplistically. Have writers embraced over-criticism of the movie when they should be paying attention to its positive potential?

The Bummer of '42'
12 Apr 2013 // 4:00 AM

Race is always handled awkwardly and obviously in film. The latest on the legacy of Jackie Robinson is no exception.

//Mixed media

'Doctor Who': Casting a Woman as the Doctor Offers Fresh Perspectives and a New Kind of Role Model

// Channel Surfing

"The BBC's announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor has sections of fandom up in arms. Why all the fuss?

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