Cross Cuts

Related events occurring simultaneously in different places (think Inception, with the rain, elevator, and snow).

New Paradigm Ahead

Posted in Cross Cuts | 02/07/2017
New Paradigm Ahead

When you come to a fork in the road, take it! – Yogi Berra

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Critics Circle on Radio Brave Internet Radio

Posted in Cross Cuts | 07/02/2016 • Updated 02/11/2017
Critics Circle on Radio Brave Internet Radio

The weekly radio show of the Houston Film Critics Society – join us!

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3 Sally Field Gems You May Have Missed

Posted in Cross Cuts | 03/19/2016 • Updated 07/06/2016
3 Sally Field Gems You May Have Missed

If you were born since 1975, these may have slipped your radar.

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5 True Stories of Achieving the Impossible

Posted in Cross Cuts | 02/26/2016 • Updated 07/07/2016
5 True Stories of Achieving the Impossible

Five people, … five impossible dreams … five extraordinary realities.

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2015’s Top 10 Reflections on Human Nature

Posted in Cross Cuts | 12/31/2015
2015’s Top 10 Reflections on Human Nature

Amid the franchise flash, 2015 slowly unfolded a brilliant inquiry into the human condition.

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The Reel Happiness 10 Best of 2014

Posted in Cross Cuts | 12/31/2014
The Reel Happiness 10 Best of 2014

There are others that have awards-worthy elements, but for overall picture, these are my tops.

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Sep 26: A Crash Course in Happiness

Posted in Cross Cuts | 09/26/2014
Sep 26: A Crash Course in Happiness

A fun weekend of happiness in Houston theaters!

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The WGTC Top 100 Sci-Fi Movies

Posted in Cross Cuts | 09/23/2014
The WGTC Top 100 Sci-Fi Movies

We over at We Got This Covered put our heads together to rank our 100 favorite sci-fi movies!

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July 25th: An opening weekend for mind, heart, and spirit

Posted in Cross Cuts | 07/25/2014
July 25th: An opening weekend for mind, heart, and spirit

A rundown of the exceptional array opening this weekend.

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The WGTC Top 100 Action Movies

Posted in Cross Cuts | 08/28/2013
The WGTC Top 100 Action Movies

We over at We Got This Covered put our heads together to rank our 100 favorite action movies!

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The WGTC Top 100 Horror Movies

Posted in Cross Cuts | 05/06/2013
The WGTC Top 100 Horror Movies

We over at We Got This Covered put our heads together to rank our 100 favorite horror movies!

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Choose Your Halloween Movies by Sun Sign

Posted in Cross Cuts | 10/24/2009
Choose Your Halloween Movies by Sun Sign

Here’s a very cool way to enjoy your favorite Halloween flicks ~ and face your own dark side in the process. Now that’s *truly* scary…

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How to Use Your Moviewatching to Help Knock Out Malaria

Posted in Cross Cuts | 04/20/2009
How to Use Your Moviewatching to Help Knock Out Malaria

Here’s my take on Rick Reilly’s Nothing But Nets, movie-style

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Three Titles for Celebrating the Transforming Power of Love

Posted in Cross Cuts | 04/12/2009
Three Titles for Celebrating the Transforming Power of Love

As many of us celebrate the spiritual times of March & April according to our various traditions, common to several remembrances is the presence of an overriding love that provides for a brilliant new future.

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Evolving from Slasher Thrills to Sublime Thrillers ~ Part 2

Posted in Cross Cuts | 03/14/2009 • Updated Jan 2013
Evolving from Slasher Thrills to Sublime Thrillers ~ Part 2

Happy Friday the 13th! Today we pick up where we left off in Part 1. If you’re coming in late, I’m recounting the list I provided the friend of a friend.

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Evolving from Slasher Thrills to Sublime Thrillers ~ Part 1

Posted in Cross Cuts | 03/11/2009
Evolving from Slasher Thrills to Sublime Thrillers ~ Part 1

My friend K. contacted me recently, recounting the tale her friend, whose 16-yr-old granddaughter loves to watch “scary movies” with her granddad. This is terrific, of course ~ except her definition of scary movie is Friday the 13th, et al.

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What All Those Obscure Awards Categories Actually Honor ~ Part 2

Posted in Cross Cuts | 02/22/2009
What All Those Obscure Awards Categories Actually Honor ~ Part 2

In Part I we discussed the overall context within which a film is created. Now, let

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What All Those Obscure Awards Categories Actually Honor ~ Part 1

Posted in Cross Cuts | 02/21/2009
What All Those Obscure Awards Categories Actually Honor ~ Part 1

Even the most dedicated moviegoers can find themselves a bit bewildered by the awards categories ~ but knowing the distinctions as a viewer makes everything so much more exciting.

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What Determines a Film’s Worth?

Posted in Cross Cuts | 07/15/2004 • Updated Apr 5 2013
What Determines a Film’s Worth?

There exist many worthy approaches. Ironically, one that initially appalled me now drives my opinions. What criteria do you use?

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Your Repertoire: What It Is and Why It’s Cool

Posted in Cross Cuts | 07/14/2004 • Updated Aug 2010 and expanded to workbook Feb 2014
Your Repertoire: What It Is and Why It’s Cool

If you seriously love movies (and if you’re reading this I’ll bet you do), you definitely have a Repertoire. Here we’ll discuss what it is, why it’s cool, and how to develop it.

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