Category Archives: Film and Culture

“The Lego Movie” Review

If I may be so bold, let me suggest how viewing this movie is going to go for you.  As you take your seat in the theater, you’re honestly going to be a bit worried that you’ve just dropped serious … Continue reading

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“12 Years a Slave”: Rightly Remembering America’s Original Sin

Based upon the 1853 autobiography of Solomon Northup, 12 Years a Slave is the film on “America’s Original Sin” that many have been waiting long years to see.  It is both the film that Tarantino’s Django Unchained was anticipating, just … Continue reading

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Movies of Note in 2014

Every year, I post a list of films that I am looking forward to seeing at my local cineplex.  This year, the crop looks especially good.  From smaller films by Linklater, Anderson and Hornby to massive films (including two biblical … Continue reading

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“Lone Survivor”

In 2005, in the remote Pech District of Afghanistan’s Kunar Province, four Navy SEALS were assigned the unenviable task of navigating through extremely rough, mountainous terrain with the goal of providing real time surveillance on the location and activities of … Continue reading

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“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”

Cards on the table: I wanted to like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.  I wanted to like it in the same way that I enjoyed Forrest Gump – perhaps even in the same way that I loved The Truman … Continue reading

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The 50 “Greatest” Apocalyptic and Dystopian Films of All Time (#10-1)

Today, at Blood Stained Ink, we continue our exploration on the nature of humanity, particularly as we see ourselves through the unique lens of films that look into the future.  To date, the series includes the following posts:

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The 50 “Greatest” Apocalyptic and Dystopian Films of All Time (#20-11)

Today, at Blood Stained Ink, we continue our exploration on the nature of humanity, particularly as we see ourselves through the unique lens of films that look into the future.  To date, the series includes the following posts:

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