Last Resort

Making films is a collaborative process, involving many creative people under the helm of the director. The bigger and more complex the production, the bigger the creative team, all too often resulting in a loss of the personal, human  ...

Mission to Mars

Suggested reading: Blue Mars (sci fi novel) (1997), Kim Stanley Robinson The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must (1997), Robert Zubrin Islands in the Sky: Bold New Ideas  ...

My Life So Far

There always will be coming of age stories. Since childhood and the "formative years" universally constitute perhaps a quarter of the human experience, at least in terms of time, it seems likely that there will always be writers and  ...

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Click the poster to buy at Movie Goods.com It isn’t hard for the average moviegoer to understand what it is that drives the title character of The Talented Mr. Ripley to murder: the  ...

Time Code

Saarinen Tulip Armchair from Design Within Reach Ready or not, the digital revolution is here. Within a few short years, everyone you know will have their own  ...

Trekkies

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Trekkies, a film by Roger Nygard (Warped, Back to Back), is another Saturday Night Special, that rare and wonderful movie that will look as good from your sofa as  ...

Yi Yi

The critic William Pechter once wrote this about Sam Peckinpah's Junior Bonner: Nothing much happens, except that some people, the place they inhabit, and the quality of their lives are brought vividly before us. Which is to say  ...

Synecdoche, New York:

Directed by Charlie Kaufman Written by Charlie Kaufman Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Tom Noonan, Dianne Wiest, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Emily Watson Run Time: 123 minutes MPAA Rating: Rated R http://www.sonyclassics.com/synecdocheny/ To call Synecdoche,  ...

Words of My Perfect Teacher

Buddhism is a strange religion to us Westerners. Buddhists do not have a God, nor do they have the consolation prize of life after death. They do believe in reincarnation, though it’s more like a necessary pit stop  ...