Thoughts on “12 Years a Slave”

12YearsASlave“Unbearably heavy”

This is the feeling I left the theater with more than a month ago. It has taken me this long to compose myself in such a manner as to write coherently about the film. It’s not that I haven’t been able to wrap my mind around the scenes; more along the lines of not wanting to. Continue reading “Thoughts on “12 Years a Slave””

“The Book Thief” (a collection of quotes and thoughts presented by Death)

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One small thing…

…you are going to die.” – Death

This opening line sets a uniquely appropriate tone for 2 hours of thought provoking empathy that can only be rejected by a stone. I have never seen a movie that captured my attention  and heart with both the storyline and the retrospective emotions of the history I know. A review of any sort would not do the work justice; so, I will simply offer some of the more memorable quotes spoken by Death. The fact that many of these quotes are absent from the movie does not take away from the value of seeing the production; it simply adds to the value of the written work. Continue reading ““The Book Thief” (a collection of quotes and thoughts presented by Death)”

The Wolf of Wall Street (a collection of thoughts – or lack thereof)

WolfWallStreetMany movies, television shows and publications begin by letting you know that some of the material may not be suitable for children. This particular movie should have began with something like, “This movie contains scenes, language, innuendoes, sarcasm and other trappings that are probably not suitable for any living creature. Regardless of your particular bent, race, orientation, religion or other defining state of mind you will probably be offended in some way. Enjoy.” Continue reading “The Wolf of Wall Street (a collection of thoughts – or lack thereof)”