John Shortino

Bringing the war home

The problem with making a film about the War in Iraq is getting people to actually watch it, filmmakers Richard Robbins and Tom Yellin say. With so much political debate surrounding the ongoing conflict, it is difficult to ask an audience to understand or sympathize with the human aspect of the war. In “Operation Homecoming” […]

“Reno” still the same good stuff

Lieutenant Jim Dangle (Thomas Lennon) is honest when it comes to the abilities of the Reno Sheriff’s Department: “You know,” Lennon says in an interview with The Hatchet in which he and the other cast members stayed in character, “When you’re not very good at your job, you can set your bar pretty low. It’s […]

WEB EXTRA: Comedy for the people

Patton Oswalt is one of the hardest working comedians in America. He doesn’t make millions of dollars for a half-hour sketch show, and he doesn’t even bother with comedy clubs. In a decision similar to a rock band deciding there’s more to be gained from putting on their own tours, Patton Oswalt chose to bring […]