Category: Film


I just finished watching the documentary Room 237. This is not a review of the film, but I found it interesting enough to watch. It probably is something you should see if you’re a fan of the film it references – Stanley Kubrick’s, The Shining. The basic content of the film is interviews with several

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I can’t imagine it will take too long to read this post. Mostly because I don’t want my words to get in the way. This post is about lots of people. Teachers. Storytellers. Humans. But it’s about two people in particular. One Teacher and one storyteller. Jeffrey Wright and Zack Conkle. Mr. Wright is a

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On Film Criticism

When I was a student at SUNY Cortland, I took a class called Film Criticism. It was taught by an instructor whose name I have forgotten at the moment, but he was employed as a film critic by an Oregon newspaper at one point. His charge to us from the beginning of the course was

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The Up Series

“Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man” – attributed to Francis Xavier, the co-founder of the Jesuit Order I’m thinking a lot about documentaries lately. I’ve got no less than two classes working on them this semester. I took great pleasure in producing (a short) one last semester

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How I Survived Christmas 2012

As I mentioned in a previous post, Christmas can be a difficult time to get through. I decided on a multi-pronged approach to survive my 2012 Christmas season. The first tactic was to not travel. This was not originally part of the holiday plan, but as it turned out it was crucial. The second was

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A Storyteller’s World

Much research is spawned in DTLT as a direct result of casual conversations with my colleagues, faculty, and staff. I can’t even remember how Martha and I got talking about what babies, who are unable to talk, are thinking at any given time, but I was reminded of the film Baby Geniuses. Released in 1999,

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