Undefended: Heresies & Blasphemies

This week, five cinematic blasphemies. Your blasphemies, that is. Five opinions about this or that film, this or that actor, this or that director, whatever you like, which are simply unacceptable within the world of film criticism. Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette: Until the last fifteen minutes, Casablanca is a boring film… Read Article

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Is It Okay To Not Like The Classics?

“All things are wearisome; man is not able to tell it. The eye is not satisfied with seeing, Nor is the ear filled with hearing.” -Ecclesiastes 1:8 You will never read enough. You will never see enough. For some, a tantalizing prospect. For others, a sad frustration. Hang around a classical school long enough and… Read Article


Undefended: Movies On Ice.

This week, most of the country is under snow and ice. This week’s Undefended prompt: Top five scenes on snow and ice. Timothy Lawrence: Charlie Foster Kane’s childhood (Citizen Kane) David’s prayers to the Blue Fairy (A.I. Artificial Intelligence) AT-AT attack on the Rebel base (The Empire Strikes Back)… Read Article


Full of Rag Water and Bitters: Blue Ruin (R)

You’re full of rag water and bitters and blue ruin and you spill out -Tom Waits, 9th & Hennepin The star-crossed lovers are dead when the movie begins.There was a story of love, adultery and murder left aside. There were years of trauma skipped over, the dissolution of one family and the rallying and… Read Review


Where the Violent Bear It Away: A Most Violent Year (R)

In a decadent society, decency is a sin, and it is one of the few that is unforgiveable. This is a lesson learned by Abel Morales (Oscar Isaac), the borderline hero and heating oil entrepreneur at the center of J. C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year, although he insists on learning the hard way. Adversity is… Read Review

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