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A sampling of popular pieces and/or those which capture the spirit and perspective here at Film is Life!

2015’s Top 10 Reflections on Human Nature

Posted in Cross Cuts | Begun 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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Trainwreck

Posted in Movies | Begun 07/16/2015
Trainwreck

When Harry Met Sally…‘s naughty kid sister, destined to quietly become a classic.

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2014’s 10 Best on Purpose, Love, and the Meaning of Life

Posted in Cross Cuts | Begun 12/31/2014
2014’s 10 Best on Purpose, Love, and the Meaning of Life

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

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Calvary

Posted in Movies | Begun 08/15/2014
Calvary

A visceral knockout punch and remarkably beautiful piece of filmmaking.

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Posted in Movies | Begun 07/11/2014
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

This is what I’ll feel like until Andy Serkis starts getting nominated…

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Snowpiercer

Posted in Movies | Begun 07/02/2014
Snowpiercer

Superb sci-fi action on which one could easily teach a college course or three.

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Rush

Posted in Movies | Begun 09/27/2013
Rush

Thrilling, exhilarating, nerve-wracking, and quite deeply moving.

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Prisoners

Posted in Movies | Begun 09/20/2013
Prisoners

Engrossing and morally complex, emotionally grueling but merciful, and boast *three* Qualifying Roles.

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Warrior

Posted in Movies | Begun 09/09/2011
Warrior

So good I screened it twice, and have at least three more in me (this year). Thought about it every day for over a month; destined for Desert Island. (Update June 2012: DI status bestowed.)

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Another Earth

Posted in Movies | Begun 08/12/2011
Another Earth

So often we say something is “like” something else. Can’t be done here. One of the best films I’ve seen in some years.

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3Rollers: The Best in the Business

Posted in 3Rollers™ | Begun 08/18/2004
3Rollers: The Best in the Business

The best actors in the business, and one of the truly great things in life.

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

Posted in Cross Cuts | Begun 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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Film is a Spectator Sport

Posted in Cross Cuts | Begun 07/11/2004 • Updated 6/14/2014
Film is a Spectator Sport

For myself and my tribe (you, perhaps?), film qualifies as a spectator sport and we experience it as such. There are seven criteria an activity must meet in order to qualify and – perhaps surprisingly – film meets all seven.

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Film is Life.

Posted in Cross Cuts | Begun 06/05/2004
Film is Life.

Movies have the power to step into, and to influence, our personal narrative. And even, if we let them, our actual journey.

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Edward Norton, 10+ Titan

Posted in 3Rollers™ | Begun 06/05/2004 • Updated Feb 2014
Edward Norton, 10+ Titan

Oct 2010: Edward Norton becomes the first 10+ Titan. The reigning King of 3Rollerdom, consider me his most loyal subject.

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