Sunday, November 25, 2012

Weekly Wrap-Up/Links

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??


  1. Great week of posts! Glad you liked Dog Day Afternoon. And don't get me started on the MPAA... ;)

    1. Fair enough, Josh. I daresay we all have a LOT to say about the MPAA. Oy!

      It's funny that I'd never seen Dog Day Afternoon -- I really did like it. It was much different from what I'd expected.

  2. Hey that's me! Wow thanks for the linkage! Much appreciated! Heading over to My Friend Amy right now!

  3. You're quite welcome! :-) Thanks for the great articles. I'm probably going to shamelessly steal some of your material for my homeschool.

  4. I love the Morally-ambiguous Characters list, that's a good one. I'll check out your review of The Ice Storm as I've been curious about that film in a while.


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