Tag Archives: Amy Adams

Her

That’s a beautiful letter. When you hear the premise of the film Her (2013), you might get the wrong impression.  It’s about an artificially intelligent operating system personalized to the consumer but it learns and grows through its experience.  It sounds vaguely … Continue reading

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American Hustle

You playin’ me? There’s something in economics called a reservation price which is the highest price a buyer will buy or the lowest price a seller will sell.  When there are many buyers and many sellers, the agreed upon prices … Continue reading

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Man of Steel

Make a better world than ours, Kal. In our too-cool-for-school culture of the moment, there isn’t much room for simple enjoyment.  There’s just too much cynicism (combined with a “Hey, I know, I know!” impulse) to let clichés go without … Continue reading

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The 2013 Academy Awards: Will and Should

And the winner is… This morning, Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announced the nominees for the 2013 Academy Awards.  Voting: “Regular awards are presented for outstanding individual or collective film achievements in up to 25 categories. Members from each of the branches vote … Continue reading

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Second Thoughts on The Master

I had a couple of questions I wanted answered on the second viewing of The Master (2012).  I’m not sure I got them.  But there were a couple things I saw more clearly beginning-to-end and some changes in opinion. Note well … Continue reading

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The Master

As a scientist and a connoisseur, what is in this remarkable potion? I’ve noted the sensation before now, but it’s back and deeper than ever.  My brain has seized.  I try to wrap my head around it, think of something … Continue reading

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