What We've Posted This Week:
Sarah's round-up of "10 Morally Ambiguous Film Characters"
My review of Ang Lee's The Ice Storm
My list of "16 Memorable Cinematic Rants"
Interview with debut author Glenn Snyder
Review of One Moment in Time by Glenn Snyder
My review of Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal
My thoughts on Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut
I Also Watched:
Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet)
Some Links from Around the Blogiverse:
There's an interesting discussion at My Friend Amy -- sparked by her thoughtful post titled "Please Stop Telling me This Story" -- about the trope of a strong woman whose only weakness is a man.
One of my favorite bloggers, Lucy at Therapy Through Tolstoy, is discussing the novel Silver Linings Playbook which has recently been adapted to film: The Silver Linings Playbook, Mental Health, and Literature
Rebecca at Lost in Books published a post titled "What a Bookaholic Is Grateful For"
Pete at I Love That Film is discussing Social and Political Context and Distinctive Visual Features in world cinema.
Alex Withrow and Nikhat posted Favorite Character Introductions in Movies
Alexander at Cinemaniac Reviews is hosting a Flogathon -- he invites you to "rant–sarcastically and exaggeratedly spew–about something film-related you just can’t stand." I definitely agree with his thoughts on MPAA ratings.
My older daughter summed up my feelings on the usefulness of MPAA ratings very nicely the other day while the kids and I were watching Planes, Trains & Automobiles, our go-to family Thanksgiving movie. "This movie is rated R for F bombs, and I saw a PG-13 rated movie in which they brutally murdered a cat!"
To quote Jubal Early in Firefly ("Objects in Space"), does that seem right to you??