In case you haven’t seen the film and you somehow think that the following article will spoil it for you, stop reading right now. If you want to stop the dangerous cult religion of the 12 steps from continuing to thrive, keep reading (or come back after you’ve viewed the film). After all, A Star […]
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When Robert Deniro presented the award for Best Adapted Screenplay at the March 2nd Oscar ceremony, he introduced writers with this: “The mind of a writer can be a truly terrifying thing. Isolated, neurotic, caffeine-addled, crippled by procrastination, consumed by feelings of panic, self-loathing, and soul-crushing inadequacy. And that’s on a good day.” How true. […]
Her – Directed by Spike Jonze. With Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, and Scarlett Johansson as Samantha. Johansson is an Operating System. Her entire role is a v.o. (voice over) and yes, you never see her. I say yes, because 1) We all love to look at Johansson and 2) In an extraordinarily intimate love-making scene, you […]
My brothers and I used to sit in the way, way back of our station wagon, the electric window the size of the windshield, facing backwards, as our mom drove. We would beg her to put the window down since she had the child lock on the window. She would only lower it a small amount, […]
http://video.pbs.org/video/2190774511 The link above will take you to the documentary Slavery by Another Name. Blackmon (a white man) grew up in the Mississippi Delta of the United States of America, and was a minority in his mostly black neighborhood. In a CNN interview recently, Blackmon said that as a boy, he always wondered why his […]
Will Hunting had it right 14 years ago What this country has become is a tragedy of greed and power winning out over generosity and love. We are a nation of hoarders and misers and thieves and spies. This film is a piece of screenwriting history for which we can be proud, but even in […]