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Let the Madness Begin

The film festival submission process for, July and Half of August the short film I wrote (directed by Brandeaux Tourville, starring Annika Marks and Robert Baker) has begun. Here’s a great picture of the director, immediately post-shoot, 3:30 a.m., foggy … Continue reading

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July 2015 viewing diary

Faith of Our Fathers (2015; d. Carey Scott). A poorly done Christian movie. My review at In Stereo (2015; d. Mel Rodriguez III). The second terrible movie I’ve had to see and review in June. My review at … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Herman Melville

Herman Melville was born on this day in 1819. Moby-Dick is one of my all-time favorite books, so I figured I wouldn’t just re-hash that old territory, but compile here 5,000,000 quotes about Melville. They come from everywhere: from reviews … Continue reading

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“I’m looking for a book by this guy eye-bid.”

Charming review of Margaretta Barton Colt’s memoir of her 30 years running the independent bookshop specializing in military topics called The Military Bookman: Martial Bliss.: The Story of The Military Bookman.. The quote in the post-title comes from one anecdote … Continue reading

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1,000 Strong

I found this very moving, in the middle of a steaming-hot pouring-rainy soup-y muggy day. Fabio Zaffagnini was so passionate about somehow getting the Foo Fighters to come play in Cesena, Italy, that he organized an event called “rockin1000″: 1,000 … Continue reading

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Supernatural: Season 2, Episode 17: “Heart”

Directed by Kim Manners Written by Sera Gamble “Heart” has an insistent rhythm, like a heartbeat: The moon rises, sets. The sun rises, sets. The cycle repeats. Despite the urban setting, the rhythm of the natural world is explicit. The … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Emily Brontë

Often Rebuked by Emily Brontë Often rebuked, yet always back returning To those first feelings that were born with me, And leaving busy chase of wealth and learning For idle dreams of things which cannot be: Today, I will not … Continue reading

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Giants Together

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading

— I have been obsessed with the meltdown going on at Gawker. As with most things at Gawker, it may only be of interest to people from the media who have been obsessed with what is going on, on a … Continue reading

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Samba (2015)

Treating immigration as somewhat slapstick may not be to everyone’s taste. And Samba doesn’t quite hold together. But Omar Sy is so appealing, he makes up for a lot of the script’s deficiencies. My review of Samba is now up … Continue reading

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