Sam Wood
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 2 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles

Lou Gehrig: The Pride of the Yankees
7 Apr 2009 // 5:00 PM

Americans cheer in their athletes what they demand of their citizens: humility, simplicity, and purity of spirit. It's a myth that's perfectly suited for the make-believe workings of Hollywood.


The Pride of the Yankees: Collector's Edition
27 Mar 2008 // 5:58 PM

In time for baseball season comes a trio of worthy releases: Bull Durham, Eight Men Out and The Pride of the Yankees

Essential Classics - Romances
27 Jun 2007 // 5:59 PM

This set highlights the existential crisis about the validity and permanence of love, in a time when Americans were reminded of the absolute ephemeral nature of life and stripped of ideals by the War.


'Raffles' Is an Education on How to Become a Proper Gentleman Thief
4 Nov 2014 // 4:31 AM

These two versions of the minor classic character Raffles are two peas -- or pearls -- in a pod.

'Hold Your Man' (1933)
25 Jan 2013 // 7:41 AM

Fast and Loose

//Mixed media

TIFF 2017: 'The Shape of Water'

// Notes from the Road

"The Shape of Water comes off as uninformed political correctness, which is more detrimental to its cause than it is progressive.

READ the article