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Why The Great Drought Of Doubt?

A few years ago, I read an article by the American playwright, John Patrick Shanley, in which he bemoaned the death of true debate in the US. 1,181 more words

Magnolia (1999)

Synopsis: An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

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In Case You Forgot, She Is That Good - Review of Doubt (2008)

Doubt, one of 2008’s critically acclaimed films, is a film by John Patrick Shanley from his own play, starts off innocuously enough.

It starts with a few boys getting out of bed, some nuns shuffling from their chambers and one boy, in particular, trying to get to a church in the Priest’s chambers, whom is later revealed as an altar boy. 678 more words


Philip Seymour Hoffman and Me

I had a lot of respect for the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. That should be understood from the start here. I still respect his body of work. 406 more words


"The Place Beyond the Pines" (2012)

There’s something about Schenectady; it makes for good films. One that comes to mind is “Synecdoche, New York (2008),” in which Philip Seymour Hoffman plays a theater director in the midst of a personal tailspin who deploys his newly-won MacArthur Fellowship grant in an unholy bid to undo the fourth wall, setting in motion a bizarre performance art project that metastasizes out of his control, enveloping the entire town, its myriad denizens, and finally the world. 337 more words

Owning Mahowny (Canada/UK, 2003)

Directed by: Richard Kwietniowski. Being Canadian, I had always had this one in the back of my mind, not because it was particularly adored—well regarded, more like—but because it represents a stunning rarity even in the modern day: a Canadian production, set in Canada, about Canadians, that doesn’t… 558 more words

2017 Movie #40: Moneyball

Who doesn’t love an underdog story?

Moneyball tells the story of the 2002 Oakland Athletics, a team destined for failure, and their general manager, Billy Beane (Brad Pitt). 659 more words