Hammer Toes

Hammer Toes

  I know where and when shoes became such a big deal to me. Growing up I recall cramming my feet into a certain pair of …

 

Buy Local

Buy Local

The origins of my display work go back to school days when I was first immersed in theater and stagecraft. There I contemplated the possibilities …

 

Will Work for Shoes

Will Work for Shoes

  After nearly eight years of writing and posting monthly weblogs, featuring in-depth analysis of the greatest works of world cinema, as well as ten years …

 

“The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance.” What more apt headline for our times?

“The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance.” What more apt headline for our times?

Fame was something Riggin Thomson leveraged his pop notoriety into an illustrious career in the American theater. Ironically, it turns out, the same trick gets entertainers into to politics.

 

“we may mention or allude to a thing, but not express it.” Jorge Luis Borges

“we may mention or allude to a thing, but not express it.” Jorge Luis Borges

While we watch this excellent, cutting edge work of cinematic fine art, let’s be open to how Iñarratu’s achievement lets us appreciate the entire collective soul and history of Latin America as part of what we call home.

 

On Keeping Friends Close and Enemies Closer

On Keeping Friends Close and Enemies Closer

I was not up to date on which countries in this world my country’s most pissed at, so I scooped up a few low hanging statistics. There are other ways to distinguish a snake from a hiss, but “enemies of America” is something anyone could search the Internet for a list and that’s what I did.

 

Seventh Richest Realm Blues

Seventh Richest Realm Blues

It’s capital, Caracas, as it is exposed in Sequestro Express,” will give many a viewer the impression of a modern gold rush town. Sequestro, better known in the United States as kidnapping, is a common crime in this region. Sequestro Express is kidnapping “light,” you might say. We’re given the impression from watching the movie, this month, that it could happen to almost anyone at any time.

 

Big Wheels Keep on Turning

Big Wheels Keep on Turning

Pressure will build, exposing weakness until it reaches critical mass and crashes, causing corrections across the map. No thing is spared accept by luck, chance or happenstance. It is faced with just such a roll of the dice that Said seeks his one-way ticket to paradise.

 

Compassion cracks the shell of hand-me-down prejudice

Compassion cracks the shell of hand-me-down prejudice

If martyrs are moths, we watch this film to learn what burns one in the flame and the other one not. But this story doesn’t seem to be about some valuable result gained at great cost. It’s more about who gets left behind and what gets lost.

 

Lesson in Leadership

Lesson in Leadership

What is the value of community? How is it won? Who benefits most? This film is a primer in grassroots activism. If we focus on the film like a blueprint for organization, it could be used to help talented but underprivileged folk transcend their circumstances everywhere.