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Movie Review Blogging is about Momentum (2014)

Why do we watch films at all if not to escape, sometimes gingerly, almost all together brazenly into places familiar and not-so familiar to our own for minutes if not hours at a time of peaceful disinterest? Are we not consumed with the validating principle of our own misery as seen through the misery of others – or perhaps it is best thought of in slices at a time of confrontation, the way we live vicariously through close contact sports with the lives of others similarly distressed or otherwise purposefully impressed with pride, prejudice and privilege? It’s not about idealism or even happy endings but an ending that fits the mood and tone of the story and gives us a place to land and take off from… Continue reading

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Why Write About The Movies We Hate

Apparently I’m not alone. We hate our movies and love them for all sorts of reasons. People hate theaters and theater people, they hate other movie goers and especially critics; that goes for bloggers who are equally hated by the stodgy officials of film criticism, teachers and theorists and other bloggers too. We even hate the movies we love. Continue reading

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Filmmaker and Film Critic makes Movie Blogger Efforts

Writing about movies is about as close to making them as I can get right now and I think it puts me in a unique position to share my thoughts as a bridge for others to fall in love with the how as much as the possibility of movies. Continue reading

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Brave (2012)

“Brave” is about knowing yourself in everything you perceive as different and the realization that the heart is as delicate as it is resilient to the wounding of experience – what the soul already knows – that neither masculine nor feminine governs us, rather an understanding and emotionally rich union of the two is at the heart of the universe. Merida comes to embody this place of tradition and transitional and in revealing the mysticism of the feminine spirit the laws of the land open to the warmth of nurtured possibility. Continue reading

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Above the Line: End of the Year (2012) Wrap Up

Movie review blogs are curious places filled with ideas and opinions and even dreams. Movies are the motion picture soundtracks of our lives, constantly lifting us up and setting us down, taking us away at least for a little while. Above the Line: Practical Movie Reviews is Rory Dean and Mr. Dean is a circle sometimes or better yet, a staircase leading forward, sometimes back, but always onward. Continue reading

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