Enemy (2013) “Every Dictatorship Is About Control”

RATING:  3/5 DIRECTOR: Denis Villeneuve Straight away from the outset this film creates mood and atmosphere for Jake Gyllenhaal's characters of Adam and Anthony to exist. A haunting and eerie music score plays throughout the film reminding viewers of old Bernard Herrman scores from Hitchcock films. What we watch on screen is Villeneuve try to … Continue reading Enemy (2013) “Every Dictatorship Is About Control”

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The Danger Of Silence

"We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don't," says poet and teacher Clint Smith. A short, powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice.   https://www.ted.com/talks/clint_smith_the_danger_of_silence

Stevie Wonder – Higher Ground

Stevie Wonder is an American musician and a former child prodigy who became one of the most creative musical figures of the late 20th century. His multi-generational hit songs include "My Cherie Amour," "You Are the Sunshine of My Life," "Superstition," "Living in the City," "Boogie on Reggae Woman," "Sir Duke," "That Girl" and "Part-Time … Continue reading Stevie Wonder – Higher Ground

The Social Network (2010) ” I Deserve Recognition From The Board”

RATING: 4.5/5 DIRECTOR: David Fincher The very fact that I am writing this review and on another browser  tab  is my Facebook page suggests that Facebook was a game changer. How did it change the game, what drove Mark Zuckerberg as an entrepreneur to commit to his actions is what Fincher's film "The Social Network" explores. … Continue reading The Social Network (2010) ” I Deserve Recognition From The Board”

The Two Minute Bio: Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg is co-founder and CEO of the social-networking website Facebook, as well as one of the world's youngest billionaires. Born on May 14, 1984, in White Plains, New York, Mark Zuckerberg co-founded the social-networking website Facebook out of his college dorm room. He left Harvard after his sophomore year to concentrate on the site, … Continue reading The Two Minute Bio: Mark Zuckerberg

Life Quote #7

Vincent van Gogh is considered the greatest Dutch painter after Rembrandt, although he remained poor and virtually unknown throughout his life. Vincent Willem van Gogh (March 30, 1853 to July 29, 1890) was a post-impressionist painter whose work, notable for its beauty, emotion and colour, highly influenced 20th-century art. He struggled with mental illness, and … Continue reading Life Quote #7

Full Metal Jacket (1987) ” Sir, Yes, Sir.”

RATING: 3/5 DIRECTOR: Stanley Kubrick Examining Full Metal Jacket again forces a viewer to ask what should I take away from it or what did Kubrick disguise in it?       I watched the film twenty years ago and can remember being fascinated by the first half of it seeing new recruits in boot … Continue reading Full Metal Jacket (1987) ” Sir, Yes, Sir.”

Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Poirot Knows Its Movember

RATING: 3/5 DIRECTOR: Kenneth Branagh Hercule Poirot the detective is a man that loves order amongst chaos. He is meticulous with details and exacting of how his boiled eggs should be presented. The Belgium sleuth is on board "The Orient Express" after just completing a case in Jerusalem and in holiday mode but "The Orient … Continue reading Murder On The Orient Express (2017) Poirot Knows Its Movember

Courage Is Contagious

When artist Damon Davis went to join the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, after police killed Michael Brown in 2014, he found not only anger but also a sense of love for self and community. His documentary "Whose Streets?" tells the story of the protests from the perspective of the activists who showed up to challenge … Continue reading Courage Is Contagious

Annie Lennox – Why

Annie Lennox is a singer/songwriter known for her work with the Eurythmics and as a solo act. Her hits include “Sweet Dreams,” “Who’s That Girl?” and “Why.” The Best Lyrics Why can't you see this boat is sinking Let's go down to the water's edge And we can cast away those doubts Some things are … Continue reading Annie Lennox – Why