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Shadow of the Groundhog # 10: Movie Autism

Abe:  It might mean that, in order to “become who you were born to be”, you must stop watching (obsessing about) movies!

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On Turning Loose and Escaping

No young man ever became a poet by declaring his loneliness to the world; it is like declaring one’s headache, or a hole in one’s favorite pair of socks. 691 more words

Seen. Not herd.

‘Where’s my arc?’ laments Christopher Moltisanti during a moment of self-pitying introspection in The Sopranos. Though he’s eventually fobbed off by fellow gangster, ‘Big Pussy’ Bompensiero’s wisecrack, ‘You know who had an arc? 1,085 more words

Nightcrawler Review

Common wisdom asserts that the streets of LA after dark are not places you want to be. Violent crime runs rampant, the cops are too busy to help you, and, if you’re particularly unlucky, you’ll find your personal hell being recorded and sold by an emotionless ‘stringer’ – the freelance purveyors of real-life tragedies. 496 more words

Review of Nightcrawler (2013)

Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a very driven, very focus man, he is determined to make something of his life and make a mark on the world. 215 more words

Film Review

Trying Too Hard to be a Film Noir, especially in Voice-Over

It’s no easy task to figure out whether or not Martin Scorsese‘s Taxi Driver (1976) is a film noir, it’s actually quite confusing at times while watching the film. 339 more words


Paul Morel and Travis Bickle: The World-Dissolving Melancholic Gaze

In Sons and Lovers (1913), D. H. Lawrence directs many glances at the Derbyshire landscape, often through his characters’ distinctive visions. Here is one, this time through Paul Morel: 490 more words