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Letters to Father Jacob

In the original Finnish it was called Postia pappi Jaakobille and was intended as a made for TV movie. But, luckily, this seventy-four minute masterpiece was released as a movie. The deft cinematography draws you in and the acting of … Continue reading

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Take Shelter

Jeff Nichols 2011 movie Take Shelter is different. Not what I was expecting at all and yet it kept drawing me back while my wife watched it. I kept trying to go back to my writing but I ended up watching … Continue reading

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Anathem

Anathem by Neal Stephenson My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s hard to encapsulate a book that is so large in scope and so enjoyable to read. Your intellect revolts at trying to peg it down by mere description and … Continue reading

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Jessica’s Farm

Josh Simmons picked an interesting way to write a graphic novel, not to get it over with but to stretch it out. Over a long time. Jessica’s Farm is 96 pages long and each page, we’re told, was drawn over … Continue reading

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The Bird Can’t Fly

The Bird Can’t Fly (2007) is, at first, a strange movie to absorb. So much is unexplained and you wonder if the steep learning curve is worth it. I’m writing this to say, emphatically, YES. This is the first directing … Continue reading

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Wonder

WWW: Wonder by Robert J. Sawyer My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sawyer bills his WWW trilogy as the story of an optimistic singularity event. Where an AI achieves awareness but doesn’t go bad. Of course, it’s never so simple … Continue reading

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Eat Pray Love

I haven’t read the book, I’ve only seen the movie, but if it is anything like this waste of DVD plastic then I don’t want to. Ever. It was such a disappointment to see the quest of this incredibly selfish … Continue reading

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