Entries by Jeffrey Ian Ross

Reconsidering Iñárritu’s BIUTIFUL

Although filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu has produced numerous interesting and powerful movies, one of my favorites is his 2010 film Biutiful. The images, characters, and storyline used in this film frequently repeat in my mind and hit me at a deep and visceral level. Set in modern day Barcelona, but rarely the neighborhoods that most […]

Tyre Nichols and the reality of police reform in the United States

Over the past few weeks the public has learned about the death of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old unarmed African-American man, at the hands of five black Memphis police officers. The traffic stop, which led not only to the tasering and pepper-spraying of Nichols, but his brutal beating was recorded via police body and pole-mounted cameras. […]

Why are people and organizations unable or unwilling to use experts?

We live in a complicated world. It’s often hard to know what to believe and whose advice to trust. One way we make sense out of the confusion and improve our lot in life is by depending upon experts, and the advice they give. These individuals (and organizations) typically have domain knowledge, experience, and relevant […]