12 Years a Slave Released November 8, 2013 A FILM OF SUBSTANCE/A REVIEW. Mounted handsomely and richly literate, reminiscent of films in the 1980s, 12 Years a Slave is already a classic.
I felt something was missing with my film research, even knowing why I was doing it the way I did. Something felt like loose ends.
2 Fast 2 Furious Released June 6, 2003 Original star rating: A CRITIQUE OF 2 FAST 2 FURIOUS (2003)/The tenth Fast and Furious movie is released this year, but I have not joined the bandwagon. This is a critique of the second Fast and Furious movie from a rough review or eloquent review, however one… Read More I just did not feel like seeing the third ‘fast n’ furious’ movie, but I’d seen the first two
Review work The general writing at Hub Pages is coming along well. My film reviews have expanded to 700 words or more so this is pleasing to my sense of achievement. The reviews keep on getting featured by the editors so I am aiming for 100 consecutive featured articles and more. Currently, there are about… Read More Newsletter volume one: ‘At the moment…’
Circa 1996. The scene: At the local multiplex, inside one of the cinemas. The action: I am sitting down in the back seat, watching Dead Man Walking. Reaction: I am seeing its worth. Consequence: I write a review. Context: As a reviewer. Background:….Overall story: Circa 1995….
Dead Man Walking Released December 29, 1995 (Certificate R16) My star rating in 1996: FILMS OF SUBSTANCE/AN OLD REVIEW OF Dead Man Walking (1995). Oscar nominee Sean Penn, portrays a man who commits rape and murder and is sentenced to death by lethal injection. A Catholic nun (played by Susan Sarandon in a convincing, powerhouse… Read More Compassion in a film about a contentious issue
Jesus’ lesson of the fig tree may be better understood as a figure of speech that teaches us something about faith rather than give an ordinary description of life.
A good place to learn grammar is Grammar Monster. They have simple and easy to follow videos on things like parts of speech and going further.
To answer that question, in my experience a problem I have is that I don’t run out of ideas and I can’t keep up with them so sometimes just let them go through the sieve of the memory. I don’t like doing that because the idea might have had some worth or poential as an… Read More Does the writer’s life mean one must keep up with their ideas?
Today they have all sorts of words for what was called ‘beggar’. Maybe ‘beggar’ sounds undignified, and homeless more appropriate, but I found the word beggar explained my experience best in my encounter with someone. I just understood. Maybe this is due to my background, in that the word beggar was roughley used all the… Read More The word ‘beggar’ in my mind
Wasn’t this just the ideal situation for some? Some would relish this! Helene Hanff was a writer from New York who sparked a very long conversation with bookseller Frank Doel over decades. Over the course of Hanff procuring antique books from Doel’s business, Marks and Co, they continue a long-distance correspondence through letters that began… Read More Deeply felt correspondence between pen-pals of an earlier time
There can be plusses and minuses, not one day the same. One day, the plus is that the publisher you send the actual assignment to pays better than the other publisher you rejected. You can spend more time on the assignment and do a great job of it and then maybe get more work with… Read More The writerslife: one day is different to the next
Glib is fluent. Glib is hip. It is superficial. It is shallow. It is insincere. But it is fluent and hip. The words just roll off the tongue. They can roll off a writer’s manscript as well. The writer is not necessarily insincere as a person, but is writing about a subject in a glib… Read More Glib is a way of writing
Audience matters: A Christian in the media talks 2015. Grant Dixon, a documentary producer and Baptist church member, sees the coming decade of broadcasting on internet as similar to the first few years of New Zealand on Air. Then, when broadcasting was all new, there was an opportunity for newbies to get in on the… Read More Budding media producers need to know their audience to stand apart
Art with a message 2000. Art was at one time a “neglected species” in the Christian world, “but I believe God has Sovereignly decided that now is the time for a Second Renaissance, because we live in a sight and sound generation,” enthuses Ron DiCianni, a Christian artist who heralds from Chicago, Illinois, USA.