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The Immigrant

I am not nothing. The story of America is an epic one. There is very little respite to the expansion of its borders and the dangerous struggle of its people against nature, its enemies, and each other. Movies take little … Continue reading

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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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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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Top 12 Films of 2012

The past year, 2012, was a bit of a colossal disappointment.  It isn’t that the movies were bad or even not good.  In fact, you could probably say that it was one of the best years top-to-bottom ever.  Putting these … 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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