Category Archive: language

The Chamisa Creatures are Coming

The Chamisa Creatures are Coming

The likeliest segue that I can summon for this occasion, is to introduce the larger than life fantasy figures that I have been sculpting for …

 

Hammer Toes

Hammer Toes

  Know why shoes became such a big deal to me? Me at ten years old cramming my feet into a certain pair of Buster Brown’s …

 

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 …

 

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.

 

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.

 

Working Class Hero

Working Class Hero

This film and its filmmakers should also be praised for the way it so perceptively elucidates the predicament of the Middle East. What will become …

 

Judging by what we are shown

Judging by what we are shown

Politicians and news reporting agencies are just another bunch of storytellers. Cinema makes us a better deal. It provides us the most factual history. Because it doesn’t rely on actual names or accounts to sharpen our sense of what is false and what is real.

 

First Impressions

First Impressions

“Through dreaming you have the opportunity to tolerate some of the unchangeable hardships of life.” Abbas Kiarostami