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…’
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.
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?
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
There is another level in learning the meanings of words in that one decides if one will ever use the word at all and give a reason why. This can be so with descriptive words in that they describe people, characters, and things. Are there better or more meaningful ways to describe something or someone… Read More Refraining from using words where it fits
I said in an earlier post that film was down on the life list, and this would be true because when it comes to writing about film and other things as well, it’s just all too much in one go. The solution is doing one form of writing at a time — until the goals… Read More Film: down on the life list? Really?
PRODUCER’S TALK. I haven’t seen or read a good comedy in ages. I don’t think I have guffawed for a while. Truly let out a belly laugh — except in real life. I was watching a comedy the other day and it was witty and smart, you know the kind, but did not make me… Read More Have you seen a good comedy lately?
An untitled story I have been working on over the New Years is coming along well. As yet, it is officially untitled, but with a tentative title as of writing. This hard laboured at project that has been marinating for twenty years is coming to fruition.
Manifold, but what day was it for? Birthday? Christmas? That’s the only two days that count Except for Mother’s or Father’s Day. Lots of love and many blessings anyway