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BLINDSPOT: Requiem For A Dream (2000)

Getting the money’s not the problem, Harry,” said Marion.

Darren Aronofsky is always at his best take when acknowledging his characters as some neurotic, troubled human being with certain kinds of paranoia and dilemma. 488 more words

Movie Review

Let the artists tell it like it is

What we call success is about getting, getting, getting. Getting money, prestige, feeding the ego. When you follow that path in life you’re really breaking down the gates of hell.

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BOOK REVIEW: Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr.

First off: I’m a big fan of Hubert Selby Jr., because of the incredibly dark, tortured subjects he writes about and his writing style as a whole. 1,120 more words

Literature

REWOUND: REQUIEM FOR A DREAM [2000]

I thought I’d try something different and write a short post about an extremely personal film to me, and the only film I consider to be a true horror film. 544 more words

Film

The Room

An unnamed petty criminal  defends himself against the police thugs who try to arrest him, goes on to immediately be acquitted of any charges of striking a policeman, sees the police officers in question be convicted of police brutality, testifies before a Senate hearing on police violence, and in between all this he diddles his girlfriend at the movies, gambles in the alley with the boys, tortures the police officers by training them to be dogs, observes the police officers pulling over a woman and forcing her to do naughty things with them, takes walks in the country, takes walks in the city, enjoys the love of his family, especially his mother, and periodically opens his eyes to stand before the wall of his cell or to check the progress of a large, painful carbuncle on his face. 219 more words

Reading

Deliver Us from Evil

I immediately get suspicious whenever a book or a movie or a TV show is lauded as an accurate depiction of anything.  This comes from years of seeing the frequently overwhelming grind of the teaching profession inaccurately compared to schmaltzy, saccharine hooey like  946 more words

Books