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The Tree of Life

Life goes on.  People pass along.  Nothin’ stays the same. Terrence Malick, at his best, is bewitching.  He casts a spell of deep calm.  This is true despite the opening suggestion for The Tree of Life (2011):  “For optimal sound reproduction, … 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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Lawless

Mm. We’ve seen Prohibition-era stuff out of Chicago, New York, and even Atlantic City.  Add Franklin County, VA to the list.  It’s the heart—or perhaps liver—of the state and in the 30’s it still looked like the frontier.  Now, Lawless (2012) … Continue reading

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The Debt

We are not animals.  You remember what we are and what we are not. Consider Israel.  Here is a country built for a people, by a people.  Let’s put the political circumstances to one side because I want to make … Continue reading

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