The Haunting of Hill House will be discussed and analyzed for years to come. It’s that kind of work of art. Watching it is like peeling an onion – you think you’ve found the meat, but there’s always one more layer. You dig deeper and deeper in tighter and tighter circles until the whole opens up, explodes, and you’re surrounded by layers again.Continue reading “Review: The Haunting of Hill House”
Seeing 2011’s Young Adult now, from the prospective of 2018, it seems that writer Diablo Cody wrote an allegory for the disconnected young adults of today.Continue reading “Review: Young Adult”
Hello, My Name is Doris starring Sally Field is an absolutely fabulous film in so many ways. Sally Field, as Doris, gives a fantastic performance. Is it better than her performances in Norma Rae or Places in the Heart? Maybe not, but it is 100% on the mark in creating the peculiar, unique individual known as Doris Miller.
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Liberal Arts is a charming indie written and directed by Josh Radnor. It looks like a straightforward love story in the trailer below, but it’s not exactly that. It’s a love story, but there’s no sex, hardly any kissing, and lots of moral choice involved in deciding who to love. Liberal Arts is also a story about where we belong in life, what we are meant to do, how to find happiness, and – most importantly – which books are best to read in every situation.Continue reading “Review: Liberal Arts”