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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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Argo (2012)

So “Argo” should be on your list of movies to watch if you’ve missed it up to now. Be advised that the thrills come in bite-fulls and the story is much more about an ensemble cast than any one particular player. This has double feature written all over it. Pick up a couple of other movies while you’re at it and if all goes South in a hurry you can skip around, go and come back, have a hot dog why don’t you and then give it a while. Call “Argo” the lettuce and the cheese – just make sure you’ve got the right accoutrements to make it a meal. Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Above The Line

From the beginning I wanted this blog to be an extension of my creative writing, enlivened by my passion, pursuits and formal education in filmmaking. It would be the perfect opportunity for me to marry the perspectives of a film theorist and critic with that of an actual filmmaker. Continue reading

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