Niles Schwartz

  • Closer to God

    “My purpose is to tell of bodies which have been transformed into shapes of a different kind,” Ovid begins his Metamorphoses, entreating the gods to aid him in making “an unbroken thread of verse”…

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  • “That’s Entertainment!”

    Note: This is a modified version of an article originally posted on The Niles Files, on October 9, 2011. George Clooney’s The Ides of March is about Hollywood, just as much—if not more so—as…

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  • Terrence Malick’s Song of Himself

    With the rumblings and portents of world’s end and apocalyptic speculation, The Tree of Life could not have arrived at a more opportune moment. Granted, it does not dwell on the End as much as it does the Beginning…

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