Favorite films

  • Jane Eyre
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • Sense and Sensibility
  • It's a Wonderful Life

Recent activity

  • The Wonder

  • Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey

  • Under the Banner of Heaven

  • Network

Recent reviews

  • The Wonder

    The Wonder

    "A caged bird stands on a grave of dreams." - Maya Angelou

    I sit in this story for the duration, partly because it asks me to and partly because I want to know. I want to know why it feels it is important to tell and if I too find value in it. I get my answers. Plot unfolds, characters reveal, agendas dominate, choices are made. Yes, I see. Thank you for the story. It now will inform my own.

  • Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey

    Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey

    In the Mormon church, fundamentalists are considered extreme and culty. They are. The problem is that it's easy to point fingers at an extreme version of your religion and feel sanctimonious and fail to see the similarities. Being on the other side of Mormonism, the similarities are glaring and abundant, but within the church, to acknowledge such things would create too much cognitive dissonance and to a faithful member, this would feel like Satan is doing a number on you,…

Popular reviews

  • The Cranes Are Flying

    The Cranes Are Flying

    I hate this movie. It's going directly into my top 100.

    I hate that it makes my heart hurt so much and how the camera work makes me dizzy and nauseous at the horrors of war.

    I hate that the sharpness of some of the images stings my eyes, especially those of her eyes and in hearing the word Nyet, over and over to no avail.

    I hate the condemnation and perpetual self hatred and to what depths and lengths…

  • The 400 Blows

    The 400 Blows

    I've been hemming and hawing over this film all day. Having only seen Fahrenheit 451, I hesitate to comment on Truffaut's work. It's as if I were to say about Hitchcock's Rear Window, "Hey, have you noticed that everything is through that nosy Jeff's point of view?" It's laughable. I mean books have been written on 400 Blows and now I get to say something new? :)

    So, here's my idea. If all of you Truffaut connoisseurs don't mind, I'm…