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Archive for July, 2019

Review: The Art of Self Defense

— by RON WILKINSON — There is nothing finer than a well-executed flick about going insane. The film medium is well suited to depicting the human psyche walking the fine line between rationality and lunacy. Jesse Eisenberg is developing a niche in this genre. As the protagonist who flies [...]

Review: The Sweet Requiem

— by BEV QUESTAD — This is a deeply moving story, inspired by a true account, shot alternately in the desolate high Ladakh region of the Himalayan Mountains and in the Tibetan exile warren of Delhi. Award-wining Tibetan exile filmmakers Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, associated with Richa[...]

Movies: Why People Love a Good Movie

Movies are the favorite pastime for most people around the round. This is we have so many of them being made every single day. Even if you were to call yourself a guru of the world of movies, we can bet that you haven’t watched them all – though we are sure that you have […][...]

Review: Give Me Liberty

— by RON WILKINSON — A road trip through the city of Milwaukee turns into a trip to the twilight zone. A van full of Russian immigrants is late for a funeral and a wheelchair-bound black woman has to be somewhere, fast. No time for questions, just run, run, run. Crashes and fights ensue [...]

Review: PHΦL (aka PHIL)

— by BEV QUESTAD — In the dark of night, middle-aged Phil awkwardly climbs over a fence and up onto the base of a Portland Bridge lamppost. To jump or not to jump? Suddenly, we see his gorgeous vertical descent into the cold river below. Bubbles boil around his straight body as if he wer[...]